The orig­i­nal

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Con­cep­tu­al­ized as a ‘Com­fort­able Run­about Ve­hi­cle,’ the CR-V de­buted in 1995, on the heels of the first-gen­er­a­tion Odyssey. The body­work, penned by Hiroyuki Kawase, was in­spired by hik­ing shoes. It’s a sym­bolic gesture for an ‘ac­tive mover’ that com­bined sedan­like com­fort, wagon-like util­ity, and SUV-like mo­bil­ity into a com­pact pack­age. A col­umn-mounted shifter al­lowed for a walk-through cabin and im­pres­sive in­te­rior space. ‘Real Time’ all-wheel drive pro­vided ex­tra trac­tion only when needed, From th­ese hum­ble be­gin­nings, the CR-V has be­come the best-sell­ing ‘SUV’ in the world, ship­ping over 700,000 units a year.

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