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Honda CR-V 1997 posters


The

Honda CR-V

is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1996. It was based on the Honda Civic platform and was designed to meet public demand for a sport-utility vehicle from Honda. Its name in different markets can be interpreted differently, with Honda sources citing either "Compact Recreational Vehicle" or "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle". The CR-V is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, though the latter is often the only option. Honda builds CR-Vs for worldwide markets in the United Kingdom and Japan, and in 2007 began producing North American models in East Liberty, Ohio, the same factory that produces the Honda Civic and Element. It is Honda's smallest SUV, excluding the related Element sold in the US and Canada, and the HR-V sold in Europe.

First generation

The original CR-V was first released in 1996 and 1998. Initially there was only one trim level, the LX, which featured a 2.0 L B20B engine that produced 126 hp (94 kW) and 133 ft·lbf (180 N·m) of torque. The engine was nearly identical to the Integra's 1.8 L engine, but the bore had been increased. The CR-V's chassis was a unibody design with a 4-wheel double wishbone suspension, and the rear seats could be folded down to reveal a picnic table. For most countries, the CR-V featured a chrome grille; however, US models had a black plastic grille. The primary difference between the EX and LX trims was that the EX had anti-lock brakes while the LX trim did not.

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