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The CR-V is a compact crossover SUV built by the Japanese car manufacturer Honda. Production started in Japan in 1995 and was later sold in Northern America after several succesful years in the domestic market.
According to Honda, the ‘CR-V’ stands for ‘comfortable robust vehicle. Production lines started rolling in Sayama, Japan and Swindon, UK. Over a decade later, production spread to East Liberty, Ohio and many other worldwide locations like El Salto, Mexico.
The first generation was Honda’s first in-house designed model created by Hiroyuki Kawase. There was only one trim level available which when other trims were added, later became known as the LX. With the standard trim came just one choice of engine, a 2-liter producing 126 hp of power.
Following a facelift in 1999, the second generation debuted in 2001 and where it differed vastly from its predecessor, it shared the same platform as the 7th generation Civic and produced an output of 160 hp.
The third generation began its design in the US in 2006 for a 2007 registration year (1.4-liter inline-4-cylinder engine). This new model featured a rear liftgate and the removal of the externally secured spare tire - showing how the line was moving away from being an offroad vehicle.
In 2011, the Orange County International Auto Show displayed the concept for Honda's fourth generation. Production started later that year and the saleable model went on show at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-4 engine, the new CR-V boasted real-time all-wheel-drive with intelligent control which was improved upon for its 5th generation.
A 2016 updated vehicle used the same Honda compact platform for the 10th generation Civic. Now in addition to the Real-Time all Wheel Drive with intelligent control, Honda added their new technology package to include adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking and lane-keeping assist as standard on all EX trims and above. Later, in 2020, traffic sign recognition was added as standard.