- Motor Trend hails Honda CR-V as "supreme example of calm, confident composure that delivers in all categories"
- Previous generation CR-V named 2015 SUV of the Year by Motor Trend
- Every new Honda CR-V sold in Canada is built in Canada
Motor Trend has named the ever-popular Honda CR-V as its 2018 SUV of the Year. The 2018 CR-V, which is the second model year of the completely reimagined fifth-generation of Honda’s compact SUV, beat out 25 contenders in an exhaustive evaluation by 11 of Motor Trend’s top editors, writers and testers. The refreshed fourth-generation Honda CR-V previously took home Motor Trend 2015 SUV of the Year honours.
"The 2018 Motor Trend award is a testament to the highly-skilled and dedicated Honda associates at our manufacturing plants across North America, including our team at Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario," said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. "Every new Honda CR-V sold in Canada is built right here in Canada, for Canadians, by Canadians."
Calling it "the swankiest interior ever seen on the CR-V", Motor Trend chose the CR-V because Honda paid attention to a wide range of details including advancement in design, safety performance features, engineering excellence, efficiency and value. To be eligible for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award, a vehicle must be "all-new" or "substantially upgraded" and have been on sale within twelve months from the previous November.
The 2018 Honda CR-V is manufactured at three Honda plants in North America; Alliston, Ontario, East Liberty, Ohio, and Greensburg, Indiana. Its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission are manufactured by Honda in Anna, Ohio and Russells Point, Ohio, respectively.
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than 7.8 million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.
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