The Honda CR-V is a compact SUV (now called crossover in North America), 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, Honda sales literature in UK reportedly made references to 'Compact Recreational Vehicle', other Honda references (including the official Honda Japan CR-V Fact Book and Honda Worldwide) cite 'Comfortable Runabout Vehicle'. It is produced in both four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, with availability differing by market. Honda began producing the CR-V in Sayama, Japan, and Swindon, UK, for worldwide markets, adding North American manufacturing sites in East Liberty, Ohio, USA, in 2007; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico, in late 2007; and Alliston, Ontario, Canada, in 2012.
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