2013 Honda CR-V SUV crowned as 4×4 of the year

The new Honda CR-V SUV model has been crowned as the 4×4 of The Year. This is the first award bagged by the 2013 CR-V…

Honda CR-V SUV crowned as 4x4 of the yearThe new Honda CR-V SUV model has been crowned as the 4×4 of The Year. This is the first award bagged by the 2013 CR-V since it arrived in outlets two months ago. The SUV model was pitted against many worth competitors in the medium SUV segment wherein it did quite well to capture the best of the best title with ease.

The new CR-V for UK, is manufactured at the facility situated at Swindon, Wilts. Performance, interior quality as also comfort level are the main factors the vehicles are judged upon by judges who put these vehicles through their paces on pre selected routes.

According to the publications director, the new CR-V boasts of superior interiors and a superior 2.2 liter diesel engine coupled with a four wheel drive transmission. Engine tweaks have made it possible for the vehicle to out do its rivals in all categories while at the same time being able to showcase an efficient fuel rating.

The new Honda CR-V is available in dealerships with an on road price of £21,395 (Rs 19.04 lakhs) for the base entry level model. For more information, scroll down.

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If Santa is looking for a capable, reliable and award winning mode of transport this Christmas, he should get himself the new Honda CR-V. The British built sports utility vehicle (SUV) has scooped the prestigious ‘4×4 of the Year’ honour from respected publication Total 4×4 Magazine. It’s the new CR-V’s first award win since arriving in dealerships only two months ago.

The competition was fierce and the magazine’s test team pitted the Honda against several key rivals in the ‘Medium SUV’ segment. Sweeping them aside it took class honours, making it a contender for the overall ‘best of the best’ title… which it duly won.

It’s an outstanding achievement for such a new vehicle, which is manufactured in the UK at Honda’s state-of-the-art production facility in Swindon, Wilts.

Total 4×4 Magazine’s testing process is comprehensive, ranging from interior quality, comfort and practicality to repeated drives of a set road route by different judges.

The publication’s editor, Alan Kidd, commented: “Never before have there been so many likely candidates for the overall title. However, from the moment we started crawling around inside the CR-V, it was clear Honda had hit the jackpot. The quality of its interior is on a par with the best, and its flexibility is exceptional – and that was before we actually drove it.”

He continued: “Seldom has a new 4×4 put such a big tick in so many boxes. It takes an awful lot to impress us these days. The new CR-V didn’t just impress us – it made our jaws drop.”

Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director of Honda (UK), was thrilled with the honour. “For the new CR-V to take its first award so soon after launch is a real festive treat for everyone and a fantastic way to end the year. We hope it will be the first of many.”

The new CR-V is in dealerships now with prices starting from £21,395 OTR for the entry level 2.0 i-VTEC S grade 2WD model. For full details on the new model please visit www.honda.co.uk