Production of the new CR-V sport utility vehicle started this week at Honda’s UKcar manufacturing operation in Swindon, southern England.

Honda Manufacturing UK is taking on a new role as the main producer of the new SUV and will build the majority of units destined for North America and all those shipped to Europe. Up to 100,000 of CR-Vs will be produced annually. 

The Swindon plant is also the sole supplier of the new Civic 3 door for export to Europe, Japan and North America.