In the fourth generation the Japanese automaker builds the compact SUV Honda CR - V. The first generation, there were only two petrol engines and automatic transmission. Sensational in this body style was the tailgate side that open. No other SUV or station wagon offered in 1996, such a design. 1999 facelift took place. The specific front bumper of the Honda CR - V has been modified. A few months later there was the car with a manual five-speed gearbox. The drive was carried out with RealTime 4WD. This all-wheel drive was able to drive the rear wheels as needed. Another feature of the Honda CR-V is the trunk. The base plate could be repurpose into a practical picnic table. The spare wheel was not in the trunk, but was attached to the side on the passenger side on the tailgate.