Saturday, July 30, 2011


We (Temple of Vtec) has published two videos of a new 4Gen CR-V being tested on public roads in America. They are published in our news and rumours section, in two separate articles. To watch the videos, please visit our news and runours page at They are also currently highlighted on our main page at

According to one very credible TOV forumer, the CR-V will be launched in four months time in the U.S. For Asia, expect it to debut in Thailand somewhere in the 2nd half of next year, 2012. Malaysia will have the new CR-V by 2013 and maybe possibly even by end of 2012.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

4Gen Honda CR-V Concept revealed !

It's here, Honda has officially unveiled their new 4th generation CR-V concept, to be shown at the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California, in September. The press release for this concept is available at Honda's 'worldwide' website at . There's not much useful information, if any at all, at the press release though - as expected. This new 4Gen CR-V will go on sale at the end of this year in the U.S. (and presumeably Canada) market. The rest of the world should follow very soon. For Asia, expect it to debut around late to end of next year (2012).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Honda Stream 'Product Update'

If you have heard talks about a 'recall' exercise for the Honda Stream, you can check the details and FACTS about it in the official Honda Malaysia press release after the jump.

Some information related to new models for Asia

With Honda recovering fast from the effects of the March earthquake in Japan and production and thus supply of units coming back to normal by next month, perhaps it is a good time to review what I -believe- is the status for the various models in the line-up for Asia.

Read more after the jump

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Next (4G) CR-V Spy-shots at TOV

 We have published new spy-shots of the new 4th generation USDM CR-V on our main news and rumour section. Visit to see the photos, three in total, and discuss with TOV forumers about the car.

As the CR-V is a global model, expect the asian version to be very similar in overall design. However while the USDM CR-V uses the 2.4l engine, expect the asian version to continue to use an R20A. The new 1.8l Civic's R18A now no longer utilize the special i-VTEC which reduces pumping loss for light throttle positions, so there is a high possibility the R20A will follow the same development. If so, it should give the new 4G CR-V better performance at low speeds which at the moment is slightly lacking, especially at move-off from stationary. For asia, it is again expected that only the 4WD version will be available, again mated to the 5AT.

Based on history, if the USDM CR-V is launched this year, then the asian version should be launched next year, probably 2nd half of next year.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Too Fast for their own good !

Disqualification in racing is a well known phenomenon. Disqualification happens when a racing team breaks the rules, either in the car design or during racing. But nowadays it seems that simply being too good (too fast) can also gets one disqualified. Team OakTek, a rally team from the U.K. has been barred from racing in their selected class in the U.K, Formula-1000 Rally Club events. And that is because the Honda Insight 1 they are racing is simply too fast for the rest of the field. Read the whole article from Autoweek in the link below::