December 6, 2004 --- The Honda CR-V manufactured and sold by Dongfeng Honda Automobile (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., the automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda and Dongfeng Motor Corp. in China, has been named "SUV of the Year" for 2005 in China by Auto Club - Motor Trend magazine.
The "Car of the Year" award in China is presented by Auto Club magazine, published by the People's Daily in association with the U.S.-based Motor Trend magazine. Judges including many automotive engineering experts make selections in two categories - passenger cars and SUVs - based on the same selection criteria as the Car of the Year award in the U.S. This is the third year for the award in China.
Dongfeng Honda began production of the CR-V in April 2004 as its first model and has sold 9,000 units over the last seven months between May, when the model was introduced in China, and November - making it the best selling model in the mid- to high-end SUV category.