- "CR-V" redirects here. It is also a shorthand referring to chromium-vanadium alloy tool steels.
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) 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... Read More