On November 22, Honda Motor Company began production of the all-new CR-V at its East Liberty Plant in Ohio, USA.
The first-generation CR-V was introduced to the U.S. back in 1997. Since then, it has been a bestseller within the SUV segment for nearly 20 years. The CR-V has advanced into a global model representative of the Honda brand and achieved nearly four million units in sales for the US market.
The all-new fifth-generation CR-V has been completely redesigned. The exterior offers a more dauntless and sportier look and the cabin provides spaciousness and elegance. Moreover, by offering features such as the Honda Sensing advanced driving assistance system, the 2017 CR-V aims to become the benchmark for compact SUVs offering new values in all aspects.
For the powertrain, a direct injection 1.5-liter turbo engine has been established for the first time to accompany the direct injection 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine inherited from its previous model. The fifth generation CR-V offers the most powerful ride and best fuel efficiency in its history.
Along with Hondaâ€™s East Liberty Plant in Ohio, the new North American CR-V will be assembled at its plants in Indiana, USA and Ontario, Canada. The first 2017 CR-V was rolled out on November 22 as workers at the East Liberty Plant celebrated this achievement.
The new CR-V is scheduled for release this winter to the U.S. market. â€œOur Ohio team did an incredible job as the lead plant for the global launch of this new Honda CR-V and we look forward to sharing this world-class 2017 CR-V with our customers in the U.S., North America and around the world,â€ said Tim Myers, manager of the East Liberty Plant.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)