HONDA CR-V Mugen arrives at RM152,900

With the market getting tougher with more options, Honda Malaysia has officially launched the limited edition CR-V with Mugen body kit to persuade buyers away from the Proton X70 and the Mazda CX-5. So so is Mugen? Well, in brief, Mugen Motorsports (M-TEC Co., Ltd) is a Japanese company formed in 1973 by Hirotoshi Honda, the son of Honda Motor Company founder Soichiro Honda, and Masao Kimura. Mugen, meaning “Without Limit”, “Unlimited” or “Vast”, (hence the commonly placed word “Power” after, denoting “Unlimited Power”) is an engine tuner and parts manufacturer that manufactures OEM parts such as body kits and sports exhausts for Honda Motor Company. Despite the family connections, however, Mugen is not, and has never been, owned by Honda Motor Company; Mugen owner Hirotoshi Honda has been the major shareholder in Honda since his father’s death in 1991.

This Mugen inspired SUV made its first appearance at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS 2018). The CR-V Mugen Limited Edition will be available in the 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD variant and only 300 units are available.

Mugen, which means “Without Limits”, is well known by Honda enthusiasts in Malaysia as it embodies youthfulness with a sporty and bold exterior appearance in the Honda models. The CR-V now looks even more outstanding and striking on its exterior with Mugen features such as Front Under Spoiler, Front Grille Garnish, Side Garnish, Rear Under Spoiler, Rear Upper Wing and the Mugen Emblem. The class-leading limited edition model comes in two colour options, which are White Orchid Pearl and newly introduced for the CR-V, Passion Red Pearl. With the powerful Turbocharged engine and extended dynamic design, the CR-V Mugen Limited Edition will provide a fresh option for drivers who seek a tough and bold looking Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “Early this year, we introduced two special editions in our models which are the Jazz Mugen and BR-V Special Edition. Based on good market response and encouraging feedback from customers, we are introducing the limited edition for one of our best sellers, the CR-V. The CR-V is a perfect model for the family-oriented customers who enjoy active lifestyle and premium urban life. It is also for those who want to enjoy a car for leisure drive. The enhancements on the special edition models present a fresher look of Honda models that will excite the market and contribute to maintaining our leadership position in the Non-National segment. As Honda continues to offer great product offerings and outstanding after-sales services, we would like to thank our customers for their unwavering support.”

The CR-V Mugen Limited Edition is available at RM152,900* for Passion Red Pearl colour and RM153,300* for White Orchid Pearl colour.

The CR-V is the first model that was locally assembled by Honda Malaysia in 2003 and has sold more than 95,000 units in Malaysia as at June 2019. To set a higher benchmark, Honda Malaysia introduced the 5th Generation CR-V in 2017 which was bolder in its design with advanced features. In addition, the 5th Generation CR-V was the first model to be equipped with Honda SENSING, the Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology in Honda Malaysia’s model line-up. With its comprehensive suite of high-end features, it is thus far the best CR-V compared to its predecessors. In total, Honda Malaysia sold close to 27,000 units of the 5th Generation CR-V as at June 2019, maintaining the No.1 position in Non-National SUV segment.

Adding to the refreshed exterior, the CR-V also offers purposeful features that maximise convenience and comfort of the driver and passengers. The CR-V offers an exceptional driving performance with its 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine that is equal to 2.4L power performance. This model is also equipped with various value-added features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Auto Brake Hold (ABH), Walk Away Auto Lock and Driver Attention Monitor. The CR-V comes with standard safety features such as Six Airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handling Assist (AHA), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and ISO Fix.

In conjunction with the CR-V Mugen Limited Edition launch, customers who participate in CR-V test drive will stand a chance to win exclusive gifts** worth up to RM100,000.

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