Honda’s British-built CR-V has scooped the ‘4x4 of the Year’ honour from respected publication Total 4x4 Magazine.
By Press Association reporters
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 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 4x4 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.”