Sunday, 28 August 2011

honda crv now crossover, manufactured since 1995

The Honda CR-V is a compact station wagon, now crossover, manufactured since 1995 by Honda. It was loosely derived from the Honda Civic to satisfy a public demand for a sport-utility vehicle from Honda. There are discrepancies as to what "CR-V" stands for, with Honda sources in different markets citing different meanings. The most common meaning being "Civic Recreation Vehicle" since it is built on the Honda Civic Platform. Though Honda sales literature in UK reportedly makes references to "Compact Recreational Vehicle", other Honda references (including the official Honda Japan CR-V Fact Book and Honda Worldwide) cite "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle". It is produced in both four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, with availability differing by market.
Honda produces the CR-V in Japan and the United Kingdom for worldwide markets, and as of 2007, North American CR-Vs are produced in East Liberty, Ohio. The CR-V is produced in Wuhan for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation. Starting in fall 2007, North American CR-Vs will also be produced in Jalisco, Mexico in addition to Britain, Japan and the US due to high demand. Honda executives considered making the CR-V as one of the first vehicles to be produced at Honda's new facility currently finishing construction in Greensburg, Indiana that opened in fall 2008; however, the facility will initially exclusively produce the Civic, which may free up space in East Liberty for CR-V production from the 2009 model year onward. Elsewhere, the CR-V is Honda's smallest SUV other than the related Element sold in Canada and the United States, and the HR-V sold in Europe. In size, the CR-V slots between the Element and Pilot, but due to the Element's discontinuation after the 2011 model year, the CR-V will once again become Honda's entry-level SUV.
* 1 Overview
* 2 First generation (RD1–RD3) (1995–2001)
o 2.1 Real Time Four Wheel Drive System
o 2.2 Facelift
o 2.3 Safety
* 3 Second generation (2002–2006)
o 3.1 Facelift
* 4 Third generation (2007-2011)
o 4.1 2010 facelift
o 4.2 European market CR-V
o 4.3 In the Philippines
o 4.4 In Brazil
o 4.5 In Peru
* 5 4th Generation (2012-)
* 6 US sales
* 7 References
* 8 External links

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