HONDA CROSSROAD R/C CAR type "Cars"
The Honda Crossroad refers to two specific types of SUVs made by Honda. One of them is a rebadged Land Rover Discovery Series I SUV. while the other is a completely different vehicle introduced in 2008.
Honda rebadged and marketed the Crossroad when market research indicated that SUVs were becoming popular. Honda bought the rights to the Discovery Series I from Land Rover and had it placed in the Japanese SUV market for a short time before the partnership ended when BMW bought Land Rover. Some of them had been sold as well to New Zealand.
With the end of the Crossroad in the Japanese SUV market due to the termination of Honda's partnership with Land Rover, Honda replaced the Crossroad with its CR-V .
The Crossroad had been marketed for a short time in Japan from October, 1993 to 1998.
Problems had emerged regarding the marketing of the Crossroad in Japan. For instance, Honda had threatened to end ties with Rover after it received news that it was sold to BMW. In 1997, a recall was issued by Honda on the advise of Ministry of Transportation due to a malfunction locking mechanism on the SUV's driver-side front door that could make the vehicle open while driving. Around 4,754 vehicles made from July 1995 to December 1996 were affected by the recall.
Honda Crossroad Club Off Road Trail & Mud Session