The Honda CR-X. originally launched as the Honda Ballade Sports CR-X in Japan. is a front-wheel-drive sports compact car that was manufactured by Honda between 1983 and 1991. It was replaced by the Honda CR-X del Sol for the 1992 model year.
In the US-spec, the CR-X was marketed as an economy sport fastback. with room for two passengers. The European-spec car received a ZC 130 hp (97 kW) engine and a 2+2 seating arrangement. Redesigned in 1988 and produced to 1991, the CR-X was popular for its performance, nimble handling, and good fuel economy. In the United States, its performance model, the Si (with the SOHC (D16A6) not the equally-sized JDM Si 1590cc (ZC) DOHC engine), was a favorite. Honda's 1992 CRX del Sol was marketed as a CR-X in some markets.
The first generation CRX was sold in some regions outside Japan as the Honda Civic CRX. At its introduction, the CRX was available in Japan only at Honda Verno dealership sales channels, and accompanied the Vigor. the Quint. and the Prelude .