The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover manufactured by Honda since 1995. Since it uses the Honda Civic platform in an SUV body it was called "CR-V" which stands for Compact Recreational Vehicle.
Honda began producing the CR-V in Sayama, Japan, and Swindon, UK, for worldwide markets, adding North American manufacturing sites in East Liberty, Ohio, in 2007; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico, in late 2007 (ended in early 2017); Alliston, Ontario, Canada, in 2012; and Greensburg, Indiana in February 2017. The CR-V also is produced in Wuhan (Hubei province) for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation.
The CR-V is Honda's mid-range utility vehicle, slotting between the smaller HR-V and the larger Pilot.