Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda | posted November 23, 2016 09:54
Other global Honda plants to follow suit in producing the 2017 CR-V
The all-new Honda CR-V will be arriving in dealerships around the world soon after the company commemorated the start of production of the 2017 CR-V at their East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.
With it, the Ohio factory has been designated as the global lead plant that will manufacture the fifth-generation CR-V. In addition, the East Liberty Auto Plant is equipped with the latest tech and development that will be used in building the 2017 CR-V. Also, the lead plant will become the basis for the ten other global factories that will produce the all-new CR-V.
“Our 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. With a first-ever available turbocharged engine that is also built right here in Ohio we believe the CR-V will continue to set the standard for compact SUVs,” said Tim Myers, plant manager at the East Liberty Auto Plant.
Beyond that, two other plants in North America will also be producing the 2017 CR-V. These include Honda Manufacturing of Indiana in Greensburg, Indiana and Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter turbocharged Earth Dreams engine will be produced exclusively at Honda's engine plant in Anna, Ohio.
In review, the 2017 CR-V is the fifth-generation model that is now powered by an Earth Dreams turbocharged powerplant derived from the all-new Civic. It produces 192 PS with 243 Nm of torque and is available with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Philippine-spec models will be availabe with a turbo-diesel.
Moreover, the 2017 CR-V has grown in size and now conforms to the brand's current design language. In-car features available in the new CR-V include: digital instrument panel, dual-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, remote engine start, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment.