4x4 win for Honda CR-V
Honda’s British-built CR-V has scooped the ‘4x4 of the year’ honour from Total 4x4 magazine.
The judges put the CR-V up against several respected rivals, and after being picked as the best in the ‘medium SUV’ segment, it became a contender for the overall ‘best of the best’ title, which it duly won.
Total 4x4 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 new CR-V is in dealerships now, with prices starting from £21,395 for the entry-level 2.0 i-VTEC S grade 2WD model.
The MOT Test
However, dealers can't simply apply and receive the status, as each business needs to be approved by the firm. What's more, 10 per cent of every dealer's stock is audited by the RAC to ensure vehicles are 'prepared to the required standard'.
The ATA Accredited Scheme was launched in 2005 and by 2010 there were more than 26,000 accredited individuals on the accreditation register. ATA is an industry standard benchmark of competence.
Fines have been raised. For instance, fixed penalties for not wearing a seatbelt, or for using and holding a mobile phone whilst driving, have risen from £40 to £100.
A rear e-diff which is able to lock and unlock instantaneously can be fitted as an option on Range Rover Sport models.