RVR / RVR Sports Gear

1997

RVR / RVR Sports Gear

The second-generation RVR was introduced in November 1997 after a full model change. While retaining the "wide cabin in compact body for comfortable use" product concept of its predecessor, the new model took a further step forward using "fun" and "gentleness" as development keywords. The new series was launched in the RVR and RVR Sports Gear variants. The RVR used the environmentally-friendly 1.8L GDI engine, which powered the Galant, Legnum and Carisma models, mated to the INVECS-II Sport Mode 4-speed automatic transmission that incorporated "optimal" and "learning" shift-schedule control. The RVR Sports Gear, meanwhile, was offered with a choice of more powerful 2.0L intercooled turbo or 2.4L GDI engines. Taking advantage of the 1,150mm rear seat slide travel, the roomy interior stemming from the RVR’s short-nose/tall-cabin styling permitted a variety of seating patterns. The comprehensive comfort, convenience and safety specification included fully automatic climate control, multi-mode keyless entry as well as an active power lock system on the rear sliding door which completed the process of closing a partially-shut door.

RVR
Overall length 4280 mm
Overall width 1695 mm
Overall height 1650 mm
Engines 1.8 L
RVR Sports Gear
Overall length 4480 mm
Overall width 1740 mm
Overall height 1720 mm
Engines 2.0 L, 2.4 L