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Honda Celebrates 20 Years of Popular CR-V

Super Bowl Ad Enlists Celebrity Yearbook Pictures

Anyone who watched Super Bowl LI had to take notice of the Honda commercials featuring a number of celebrities and their talking yearbook pictures. Much like the Honda CR-V, which is celebrating 20 years as the country’s most popular SUV, the technology that made still pictures “talk” was quite remarkable. Actors and other celebrities such as Steve Carrell, Magic Johnson and Amy Adams shared their high school dreams in an entertaining fashion that the automaker hoped would showcase “The Power of Dreams.” You can find your dream vehicle today when you take a test drive at Chapman Honda.

CR-V Birthday a Time to Share Stories

“Since its introduction in 1997, CR-V has set the standard for efficiency, practicality and driving fun, becoming a customer favorite and taking the title as America’s best-selling SUV over the past two decades,” according to Honda assistant VP Susie Rossick. “To celebrate the all-new, fifth-generation CR-V, we wanted to share inspiring stories that bring to life what we mean with we talk about ‘The Power of Dreams.’” Video engineers layered together the original high school photographs of the stars along with 3D scans and visual effect footage to help each celebrity tell their story.

New CR-V Offers Upgraded Features

As the best-selling SUV in America, the Honda CR-V probably could have done fine with few or no changes from the 2016 model year. Instead, Honda made the new model with more upscale materials on the interior, an athletic new look and the first turbocharged option in the model’s history. The 2017 CR-V also offers the Honda Sensing Suite of driver assistance technology to help avoid collisions and minimize damage in the event of a wreck.

CR-V on Pace for 4 Million Sales

The Honda CR-V will hit the 4 million mark in total sales this year, a testament to its efficiency, dependability and fun-to-drive quotient. The Honda CR-V comes in four different trim packages, starting at just a hair over $24,000. All models feature LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera and the ability to haul a lot of cargo by utilizing the 60/40 fold flat rear seat. Step all the way to the top-of-the-line Touring model and you get navigation, a hands-free power liftgate and rain sensing windshield wipers. Compare all the models today when you take a test drive at Chapman Honda.

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