The Honda CR-V (Comfortable Runabout Vehicle) is a compact SUV from the Japanese automaker Honda, which has been built since 1996, now in its fourth generation.
The first-generation Honda CR-V was introduced in 1996. The 4.50-meter-long vehicle was offered with two different four-cylinder petrol engines with 94 kW or 108 kW. A special feature of this model was the side-opening tailgate with spare wheel to the right holder. 1999 CR-V has undergone a facelift, with the especially the front bumper was changed.
At the beginning of the series (1996-1997) of the CR-V was only offered with an automatic transmission. In subsequent years, until the end of generation, both an automatic and a manual five-speed transmission was offered. The CR-V is powered by Real Time 4WD, four-wheel drive, which automatically drives the rear wheels when needed.
In the trunk of a camping table is integrated, which serves as a base plate for the trunk.
Was built in the CR-V in Sayama (model code RD1) and Swindon (Model Code RD3)
Honda CR-V (1999-2001)
Rear of the revised CR-V
The Honda CR-V in second generation (2.0 L i-VTEC) offered as a gasoline engine or a diesel variant (2.2 liter i-CTDi). With folded down rear seats, it offers a capacity of up to 952 liters.
Honda offers three different trim levels: from the LS version with steel wheels and cloth interior, on the ES version with aluminum rims and ESP, to the Executive version with leather interior.
The CR-V offers Real Time 4WD, one automatically zuschaltenden with low traction wheel drive. For safety, the CR-V contribute up to six airbags, and active driving safety serving electronic systems (ABS, electronic brake force distribution and said at Honda’s VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) ESP).
The missing gear reduction which designed for street engines and transmissions concept and self-supporting body with independent wheel suspension make the CR-V is not a commonly defined as SUV type of car, which was designed for off-road use. The built-wheel-drive system is more driving safety in certain traffic situations, as the simpler progress in rough terrain.
Die direkten competitor des CR-V mind that Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson suspect that Toyota RAV4.
Honda managed to sell 2004 only 4,105 CR-Vs in Germany. The RAV4, however, came in the same year to more than 18,000 approvals. With the beginning of 2005 introduced facelift and a diesel engine, Honda was able to gain market share.
The third generation (model code RE5) of the CR-V was introduced in late 2006 and has the same wheelbase as the previous generation. The CR-V offers Real Time 4WD, one automatically in less traction on the front wheel drive zuschaltenden.
The dimensions, especially the length and height, however, were reduced and orientate itself again more on the first model. Furthermore, the two engines with 110 kW petrol engine and 103 kW are available in diesel.
At the beginning of 2010, the CR-V received a minor facelift front and rear. Since then, in an optimized performance and fuel consumption diesel engine with 110 kW is used, which now meets the Euro-5 emissions standard.
Rear view of the CR-V
Honda CR-V (2010-2012)
The fourth generation (model code RE6) of the Honda CR-V was introduced in Europe on November 3, 2012. First, a gasoline engine with two liters of displacement and 114 kW (155hp) and a 2.2-liter diesel unit with an output of 110 kW (150hp) is offered.
The CR-V is available since September 2013 with the 1.6 i-DTEC engine with 120hp, which is already offered in the spring of the Civic.
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