Honda Civic (eighth generation)
The eighth generation of the Honda Civic was introduced in September 2005, for the 2006 model year. This generation introduced the "two-tier" instrument panel. In many countries, all models come standard with power windows, anti-lock brakes, side/curtain airbags. Additionally, the 2006 models acquired ULEV-2 certification and boast a more powerful 1.8-litre engine than the 2005 counterparts while retaining equal fuel economy. In the North American market, the sedan and coupe styles are available, which were designed in Japan and Ohio, respectively; the sedan and coupe are available in several trim levels. The Hybrid only comes as a sedan, while the Si coupe was joined by a sedan in 2007, the Si sedan entered the Canadian lineup in 2008. 2008 saw the addition of new interior features such as a 60/40 rear folding seat and remote trunk release for LX models, while 2009 models had a mid-generation refresh most notable on the front grille. In Canada, the Japanese-market type Civic 2.0GL is sold as the Acura CSX, uses a 155 hp K20Z2.
A CSX Type-S is sold, similar, but instead is equipped with the Civic Si drivetrain. In the Asian, Russian, South African and Middle East, Canary Islands: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria markets, the new Civic has slight but noticeable styling differences from the American version. While the arcing line sweeping across the front fascia is retained, the main headlights dip away from the main arc for a more sporty appearance; the front bumper has more vents with a steeper angle and sharper corners than the U. S. Civic. Meanwhile, the taillights are more reminiscent of the Integra, with the main round brake lights dipping down into the indicators. By contrast, the taillights of the U. S. Civic resemble those of an Audi A4. On the interior side, the Asian-market Civic has contrasting two tone colour scheme; the three-spoke steering wheel from the American Civic Si and the European hatchback is standard. Engines include a 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 140 bhp at 6300 rpm and a 2.0-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 155 bhp at 6200 rpm, both are mated to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic with drive by wire throttles.
There is a 1.6-litre variant available in Turkey. A vehicles in the vehicle numbers curbing system in Singapore, while maintaining a higher standard than the 1.3 L variant. It uses an SOHC i-VTEC engine, similar to that of the 1.8-litre variant. It produces 123 bhp at 6500 rpm. For the hybrid, there is the 1.3-litre SOHC i-VTEC with the IMA. In Israel, South Africa, Australia and Republic of Ireland, both the 4-door Asian and 5-door European Civic models are available. In certain European countries, the four-door JDM Civic is available with the hybrid powertrain, being the only Civic sedan available in the UK. In other markets where sedans are more popular, a range of sedans similar to the JDM models are available with the 1.8 L i-VTEC. In Singapore and Brunei, the 3-door European Civic Type R was available. In the Philippines, the Civic is offered in 3 grades; the 1.8 S has the same features as the V, however, it had different wheels, a 15" alloy, equipment level such as ABS Brakes and SRS Airbags while the S has a 16" alloy, 5-spoke wheels.
The 2.0 S produces 195 bhp at 6000 rpm. The S-L is only mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while the manual transmission version has been discontinued; the S-L variant has a 17" 7-spoke alloy wheels, 3-spoke leather steering wheel, HID lamps, has blue leather seats. All of the variants has a digital instrumental gauge. Since the current generation is first introduced to the market in April 2006, its total sales has exceed its nearest competitor, Toyota Altis. In Pakistan, the Civic is offered in 2 trim levels; the difference between the two models is that the VTi Oriel gets additional features, not available in the i-VTEC/VTi, such as sunroof, alloy wheels and door mirrors with integrated turn signals. In Pakistan the eighth generation Civic is known as'Honda Civic Reborn'; the Indonesian market is offered in only two models, 1.8 and 2.0. The 1.8 is available in both automatic transmissions. Both 1.8 and 2.0 automatic transmission has a paddle shifting, unlike the others for the Asian market.
The 1.8 has dual airbags, ABS, EBD, a single-CD player, a 16-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels and air-conditioning, whereas the 2.0 adds a 6-disc CD changer, automatic air-conditioning, ESP, a 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and navy blue/light gray interior instead of the dark gray/beige offered on the 1.8. The facelift model adds an 18-inch 8-spoke alloy wheels replacing the 17-inch offered on the 2.0 trim. The South Korean market has three trim levels, 1.8, 2.0, Hybrid. All Civic models are equipped with 5-speed Automatic transmissions, with
Simplified Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language; the government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore. Traditional Chinese characters are used in Hong Kong and the Republic of China. While traditional characters can still be read and understood by many mainland Chinese and the Chinese community in Malaysia and Singapore, these groups retain their use of simplified characters. Overseas Chinese communities tend to use traditional characters. Simplified Chinese characters may be referred to by their official name colloquially; the latter refers to simplifications of character "structure" or "body", character forms that have existed for thousands of years alongside regular, more complicated forms.
On the other hand, the official name refers to the modern systematically simplified character set, which includes not only structural simplification but substantial reduction in the total number of standardized Chinese characters. Simplified character forms were created by reducing the number of strokes and simplifying the forms of a sizable proportion of Chinese characters; some simplifications were based on popular cursive forms embodying graphic or phonetic simplifications of the traditional forms. Some characters were simplified by applying regular rules, for example, by replacing all occurrences of a certain component with a simplified version of the component. Variant characters with the same pronunciation and identical meaning were reduced to a single standardized character the simplest amongst all variants in form. Many characters were left untouched by simplification, are thus identical between the traditional and simplified Chinese orthographies; some simplified characters are dissimilar to and unpredictably different from traditional characters in those where a component is replaced by a simple symbol.
This has led some opponents of simplification to complain that the'overall process' of character simplification is arbitrary. Proponents counter that the system of simplification is internally consistent. Proponents have emphasized a some particular simplified characters as innovative and useful improvements, although many of these have existed for centuries as longstanding and widespread variants. A second round of simplifications was promulgated in 1977, but was retracted in 1986 for a variety of reasons due to the confusion caused and the unpopularity of the second round simplifications. However, the Chinese government never dropped its goal of further simplification in the future. In August 2009, the PRC began collecting public comments for a modified list of simplified characters; the new Table of General Standard Chinese Characters consisting of 8,105 characters was implemented for use by the State Council of the People's Republic of China on June 5, 2013. Although most of the simplified Chinese characters in use today are the result of the works moderated by the government of the People's Republic of China in the 1950s and 60s, character simplification predates the PRC's formation in 1949.
Cursive written text always includes character simplification. Simplified forms used in print are attested as early as the Qin dynasty. One of the earliest proponents of character simplification was Lufei Kui, who proposed in 1909 that simplified characters should be used in education. In the years following the May Fourth Movement in 1919, many anti-imperialist Chinese intellectuals sought ways to modernise China. Traditional culture and values such as Confucianism were challenged. Soon, people in the Movement started to cite the traditional Chinese writing system as an obstacle in modernising China and therefore proposed that a reform be initiated, it was suggested that the Chinese writing system should be either simplified or abolished. Lu Xun, a renowned Chinese author in the 20th century, stated that, "If Chinese characters are not destroyed China will die". Recent commentators have claimed that Chinese characters were blamed for the economic problems in China during that time. In the 1930s and 1940s, discussions on character simplification took place within the Kuomintang government, a large number of Chinese intellectuals and writers maintained that character simplification would help boost literacy in China.
In 1935, 324 simplified characters collected by Qian Xuantong were introduced as the table of first batch of simplified characters, but they were suspended in 1936. The PRC issued its first round of official character simplifications in two documents, the first in 1956 and the second in 1964. Within the PRC, further character simplification became associated with the leftists of the Cultural Revolution, culminating with the second-round simplified characters, which were promulgated in 1977. In part due to the shock and unease felt in the wake of the Cultural Revolution and Mao's death, the second-round of simplifications was poorly received. In 1986 the authorities retracted the second round completely. In the same year, the authorities promulgated a final list of simplifications, identical to the 1964 list except for six changes (including the restoration of three characters, simplified in the First Round: 叠, 覆, 像.
Dongfeng Venucia Motor Company, traded as Venucia, is a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. established in 2017 and focused on the marketing and production of cars. The Venucia marque, launched in September 2010, was owned by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle, itself another subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. In September 2010 Dongfeng Nissan unveiled a new marque, Venucia, to be used to sell vehicles developed and designed by the company in China for the domestic market. In November 2011 Dongfeng Nissan announced that the first car to be sold under the Venucia marque would be the D50 mid-class saloon, that it would go on sale in the first half of 2012. Dongfeng Nissan unveiled a production version of the Venucia e30 electric car at the 2012 Auto Guangzhou motor show. An earlier version, the Venucia E-Concept was unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show; the electric car was scheduled for production in China by 2015, it has the same bodywork, electric-drive specifications and shares other features of the Nissan Leaf.
Dongfeng Nissan planned to start a pilot project in 15 Chinese cities to promote Venucia e30 jointly with local governments. A total of 216 units were delivered through December 2013; these units are being marketed as Venucia Morning Wind and they are rebadged Leafs since local production has not begun yet. In April 2014 Dongfeng Nissan announced that retail sales of the Venucia e30 were scheduled to begin in September 2014. Dongfeng Nissan launched its second production model, the R50 five-door mid-size hatchback car, in September 2012; the R50 is aimed at first-time buyers. The Venucia Viwa concept car was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013, previewing a new production car based on the platform of the Nissan March; the R30 was subsequently launched in 2014. In its first two years of sales, Nissan claimed. In January 2015, the T70 was launched, a compact SUV based on the Nissan Qashqai. In February 2017, Venucia was spun off as a separate subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd; that same year, the company launched a new mid-sized saloon, the D60, the first vehicle incorporating a new design style for the marque.
At first, Venucia's cars were designed directly by Dongfeng Nissan. In 2014, the company announced it would establish a separate facility in Guangzhou aimed at designing Venucias, called Venucia Design Centre, opened in June 2016. In April 2018, Dongfeng Venucia opened an advanced design centre in Shanghai; the Venucia vehicles are assembled at plants located in Zhengzhou. The first marque slogan for Venucia was "reading the world in a pleased China". At the 2013 Auto Guangzhou, the marque introduced a second slogan, "vibrant life, within reach". There was an English-language slogan, "enjoy more". In 2017, the Venucia company introduced the English-language slogan "Better for Better" and the Chinese-language slogan "ingenious craftsmanship, going with you"; that same year, the company unveiled a revised marque logo, replacing the original five stars on a deep blue background for a similar but simpler design. In February 2014, Venucia agreed to sponsor the Guangzhou Hengda until January 2016, with the club promoting Venucia's model line-up.
The sponsorship ended in December 2015, after Dongfeng Nissan sued the Guangzhou Hengda for breach of contract because the club did not include Venucia advert on the team kit as agreed. The Guangzhou Huadu District Court ruled in favour of Dongfeng Nissan. In June 2015, Venucia sponsored the International Vertical Marathon. In January 2019, Dongfeng Venucia signed an official sponsorship agreement for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup; the following Venucia vehicles are available in China: e30, EV based on Nissan Leaf, EV based on Renault Kwid D60, four-door compact saloon car M50V, MPV T70, five-door compact CUV T90, 3-row mid-size fastback CUV The following Venucia vehicles are discontinued products: R30, five-door supermini R50, five-door subcompact hatchback based on the Nissan Tiida hatchback R50X, AWD raised hatchback based on the Nissan Tiida hatchback D50, four-door subcompact saloon car based on the Nissan Tiida sedan T60, compact five-door CUV T70X, raised AWD compact five-door CUV Venucia Viwa Venucia Vow Venucia The X Official website
Traditional Chinese characters
Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau, in the Kangxi Dictionary; the modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han Dynasty, have been more or less stable since the 5th century. The retronym "traditional Chinese" is used to contrast traditional characters with Simplified Chinese characters, a standardized character set introduced by the government of the People's Republic of China on Mainland China in the 1950s. Traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau. In contrast, Simplified Chinese characters are used in mainland China and Malaysia in official publications. However, several countries – such as Australia, the US and Canada – are increasing their number of printed materials in Simplified Chinese, to better accommodate citizens from mainland China.
The debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters has been a long-running issue among Chinese communities. A large number of overseas Chinese online newspapers allow users to switch between both character sets. Although simplified characters are taught and endorsed by the government of China, there is no prohibition against the use of traditional characters. Traditional characters are used informally in regions in China in handwriting and used for inscriptions and religious text, they are retained in logos or graphics to evoke yesteryear. Nonetheless, the vast majority of media and communications in China is dominated by simplified characters. In Hong Kong and Macau, Traditional Chinese has been the legal written form since colonial times. In recent years, simplified Chinese characters in Hong Kong and Macau has appeared to accommodate Mainland Chinese tourists and immigrants; this has led to concerns by many residents to protect their local heritage. Taiwan has never adopted simplified characters.
The use of simplified characters in official documents is prohibited by the government of Taiwan. Simplified characters are understood to a certain extent by any educated Taiwanese, learning to read them takes little effort; some stroke simplifications that have been incorporated into Simplified Chinese are in common use in handwriting. For example, while the name of Taiwan is written as 臺灣, the semi-simplified name 台灣 is acceptable to write in official documents. In Southeast Asia, the Chinese Filipino community continues to be one of the most conservative regarding simplification. While major public universities are teaching simplified characters, many well-established Chinese schools still use traditional characters. Publications like the Chinese Commercial News, World News, United Daily News still use traditional characters. On the other hand, the Philippine Chinese Daily uses simplified. Aside from local newspapers, magazines from Hong Kong, such as the Yazhou Zhoukan, are found in some bookstores.
In case of film or television subtitles on DVD, the Chinese dub, used in Philippines is the same as the one used in Taiwan. This is because the DVDs belongs to DVD Region Code 3. Hence, most of the subtitles are in Traditional Characters. Overseas Chinese in the United States have long used traditional characters. A major influx of Chinese immigrants to the United States occurred during the latter half of the 19th century, before the standardization of simplified characters. Therefore, United States public notices and signage in Chinese are in Traditional Chinese. Traditional Chinese characters are called several different names within the Chinese-speaking world; the government of Taiwan calls traditional Chinese characters standard characters or orthodox characters. However, the same term is used outside Taiwan to distinguish standard and traditional characters from variant and idiomatic characters. In contrast, users of traditional characters outside Taiwan, such as those in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities, users of simplified Chinese characters, call them complex characters.
An informal name sometimes used by users of simplified characters is "old characters". Users of traditional characters sometimes refer them as "Full Chinese characters" to distinguish them from simplified Chinese characters; some traditional character users argue that traditional characters are the original form of the Chinese characters and cannot be called "complex". Simplified characters cannot be "standard" because they are not used in all Chinese-speaking regions. Conversely, supporters of simplified Chinese characters object to the description of traditional characters as "standard," since they view the new simplified characters as the contemporary standard used by the vast majority of Chinese speakers, they point out that traditional characters are not traditional as many Chinese characters have been made more elaborate over time. Some people refer to traditional characters as "proper characters" and modernized characters as "simplified-stroke characters" (sim
The Honda City is a subcompact car, produced by the Japanese manufacturer Honda since 1981. Made for the Japanese and Australasian markets, the City 3-door hatchback was retired in 1994 after the second generation; the nameplate was revived in 1996 for use on a series of subcompact four-door sedans aimed at developing markets, first sold in Asia outside Japan but also in Latin America and Australia. From 2002 to 2008, the City was sold as the Honda Fit Aria in Japan. Since it has been a compact sedan built on Honda's Global Small Car platform, shared with the Fit/Jazz, the Airwave/Partner, the Mobilio, the Mobilio Spike—all of which share the location of the fuel tank under the front seats rather than rear seats. By 2017, cumulative sales of the City has exceeded 3.6 million units in over 60 countries around the world since the nameplate was revived in 1996. As of 2017, cumulative sales of the City reached 700,000 in India. Sales of the City in India contributes to 25 percent of global sales and the City is Honda's best selling model in India.
The City is sold as the Honda Ballade in South Africa since 2011. The first Honda City was introduced in November 1981 with the innovative "Tallboy" design. Produced as a 3-door hatchback in a variety of trim levels, the City was available together with the Motocompo, a special 50cc'foldaway' scooter designed to fit in the City's small luggage area. At the time of its introduction, it was Honda's smallest car, while not being in compliance with Japanese Government kei regulations, it was longer than the Honda N360 by 383 millimetres, but shorter than the Honda Civic first generation by 171 millimetres. The Honda City Turbo was introduced in September 1982, it was powered by a turbocharged version of the 1231 cc Honda ER engine. A Pininfarina designed drop-top Cabriolet utilized the wider fenders and bigger bumpers of the Turbo II "Bulldog", but was only available with the aspirated 67 PS engine. There was a Pro-series of van versions with either two or four seats. A high-roof "R Manhattan Roof" version with a 10 cm taller roof appeared.
Exports of the City were to Europe and New Zealand. Production ended in late 1986 with the introduction of the GA type City. Honda replaced the original City series AA in November 1986 with this generation, again with an update in 1989; this model was produced until 1994. The Fit name first appeared as a trim variant of the second generation City. There was no convertible model, with both the convertible and Turbo models of the previous generation continuing on sale for a little while. In most markets aside from Japan, the City's market position was left open until filled by the Honda Logo in 1999. October 31, 1986 the second generation City was introduced with the slogan "City of talent." In Japan, was available at Honda Clio dealerships. The Honda Clio dealership chain was being positioned as Honda's purveyor of luxuriously equipped vehicles like the Honda Legend, the Honda Concerto, the Honda Accord, this generation City enabled Clio locations to sell economically priced vehicles found at Honda Primo.
In this remodel, there are major changes in the appearance of the vehicle Honda called "Crouching form", which consisted of a low and wide design that contributed to lighter vehicle weight combined with improvements in driving performance. The styling reflects a corporate decision to enact a shared appearance with the first generation Honda Today kei car, the internationally strong seller, third generation subcompact Honda Civic, the third generation compact Honda Accord AeroDeck; this generation shared its exterior dimensions and engine size exactly with the first generation Civic. The Honda CR-X was the only three-door hatchback that adopted a fastback, sloping rear hatch, similar to the Honda Verno products during the mid-1980s; the engine configuration introduced the Honda D series, in the form of the type D12A, a 1.2 L SOHC straight-four 16-valve unit only available with a single carburetor, basic level of equipment. The difference between the "GG" / "EE" / "BB" were just in the level of equipment.
Power is 76 PS at 6,500 rpm. A five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission were optional. In October 1988 the main engine was changed to 1.3 L I4 SOHC type D13C. At this time, in addition to the traditional single carburetor, introduced Honda's PGM-FI fuel injection. Single carburetor specification, the 1.2 L "BE" the other 1.3 L "CE" / "CG" is set, PGM-FI, spec, "CR-i" / "CZ-i" and consists of two trim packages. The "CE" grade equipment with enhanced savings "CE Fit", PGM-FI specification is "CR-i" based only high-grade "CR-i Limited" was introduced, the late "CZ-i" is defined as the minor trim package; the word "Fit" appears as a trim package on the base grade "CE". At the end of this generation, by grade consolidation, "Fit" is used for all single carburetor vehicles; the trim package "Fit" became the model name of the successor of the Honda Logo which replaced this car. The second generation was discontinued in 1993. In Japan, the name "City" was retired at the end of this series' conclusion of production.
Dongfeng Yueda Kia
Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motor Co. Ltd. is an automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Yancheng, China and a joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Corporation, Yueda Group and Kia Motors. Dongfeng Yueda Kia was founded in 2002. In August 2003 it was announced that Dongfeng Yueda Kia would invest around US$600 million in the construction of a new assembly plant in Jiangsu Province with a capacity to produce 400,000 vehicles per year. In November 2011 Dongfeng Yueda Kia announced that it would construct its third automobile manufacturing plant in Yancheng. Construction of the plant took place between 2012 and 2014; the plant has an annual production capacity of 300,000 cars. Kia Pegas Kia K2 Kia Furuidi Kia K3 Kia K4 Kia K5/K5 Hybrid Kia KX Cross Kia KX1 Kia KX3 Kia Sportage Kia Sportage R Kia KX5 Kia KX7 Official website
The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda since 1995 and introduced in the North American market in 1997. It uses the Honda Civic platform with an SUV body design; the CR-V is Honda's mid-range utility vehicle, slotting between the smaller Honda HR-V and the larger Honda Pilot. Honda states "CR-V” stands for "Comfortable Runabout Vehicle" while the term "Compact Recreational Vehicle" is used in a British car review article, republished by Honda. Honda began producing the CR-V in Sayama and Swindon, UK, for worldwide markets, adding North American manufacturing sites in East Liberty, Ohio, in 2007; the CR-V is produced in Wuhan for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation. The CR-V was Honda's first in-house designed sport utility vehicle by Hiroyuki Kawase; the CR-V was introduced in Japan at Honda Verno dealerships only and was regarded as a luxury vehicle in Japan due to the exterior width dimensions exceeding Japanese Government dimension regulations.
For North American market, it was displayed at the 1996 Chicago Auto Show and went on sale in February 1997. Upon introduction, the model had only one trim level, which would be known as the LX model trim. Outer dimensions for this engine would be identical to the Integra's 1.8 L engine, but internally the engine had a larger 84 mm bore to add the extra displacement needed to produce more torque. The engine used a one-piece cylinder sleeve construction unique from any other B-series engine; the chassis was a unibody design with a four-wheel double wishbone suspension. Inside, the rear seats were able to fold down, a picnic table was stowed in the rear floor area. All models featured plastic cladding covering the front bumper, rear bumper, fender wells. In most countries, CR-Vs had a chrome grille; the EX included anti-lock brakes and 15 inch alloy wheels over the LX trim. Drivetrain options were front-wheel drive or Honda's Real Time AWD; the engine was changed to the 2.0 L B20Z engine, producing 147 hp at 6200 rpm and 133 lb⋅ft of torque at 4500 rpm.
This improved performance for the 3,200 lb vehicle. Fuel economy of 23 mpg‑US city/28 mpg‑US highway and price were not affected by the increase in power, the result of a higher compression ratio, a new intake manifold, higher lift on the intake valves; the 1997–2001 model tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety was the LX model with standard driver and passenger airbags. Though the car's structure received an acceptable rating, the overall car received a marginal rating as the dummy's left leg would have been broken. In addition to this lower body injury, the dummy's head went through the airbag which may have caused a minor concussion; the chest was well protected. Models equipped with an automatic transmission now had an overdrive cancel button that allowed the driver to lock the transmission in the first three gears to provide power for passing and climbing grades; the pattern of the cloth on the seats was redesigned, the head restraints earned an acceptable rating from the IIHS for whiplash protection.
The 1999 European and Asian CR-V models featured more drastic changes. Exterior alterations included a new front bumper, smoothed off rear bumper, a smaller plastic radio antenna on the rear of the roof. "Nighthawk Black" was added to the list of paint choices. New dark blue pearl and red pearl shades replaced metallic blue hues. European models received an enlarged Honda emblem on the front grille, a new metallic yellow paint in certain markets. In 2000, a Special Edition model was introduced in North America; the SE featured body-colored bumpers and side moldings, a body-colored hard spare tire cover, leather upholstery, CD/cassette audio deck, rear privacy glass, a Navtech navigation system, chrome grille accent. Until 2001, the CR-V sold more than any other vehicle in its class; the North American models received new exterior colors including Naples Gold Metallic and Taffeta White. Electron Blue was introduced in 2000 to replace Submarine Blue Pearl, while Satin Silver Metallic replaced Sebring Silver Metallic in 2001.
However, that year, sales of the Ford Escape and its clone, the Mazda Tribute, surpassed those of the CR-V. The Australian higher specification model was called the "Sport", it was added at the time of the first facelift and included body-colored bumpers, door handles, hard rear spare wheel cover. It included alloy wheels, roof rails, a large glass sunroof; the CR-V became the country's best-selling SUV in 2000, outselling the Toyota Landcruiser for the first time. The second generation CR-V was a full redesign, based on the seventh generation Civic, powered by the K24A1 engine. South East Asian models produced 150 hp of power and 190 N⋅m while the North American versions of the new engine produced 160 hp and 190 N⋅m of torque. Per new SAE regulations, the same North American K24A1 engine is now rated at 156 hp and 160 lb⋅ft; the new CR-V retained the fuel economy of the previous model because of the i-VTEC system. The new chassis had increased torsional a