Along with the new Fit supermini, Honda also brought a new compact crossover to the 2014 New York Auto Show. It’s called the HR-V and it is based on the Fit, and that should give you an idea about the size and capabilities of the car.
2015 Honda HR-V is already on sale in Japan as the Vezel, and among its virtues the one Honda is most proud of is the versatile and spacious interior. The car features a center tank layout and Honda-exclusive Magic Seat, which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space.
To be launched in the U.S. market in winter positioned below the CR-V, the 2015 Honda HR-V will likely get the same engines as the Fit. Detailed specifications will be announced closer to launch.
“Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. “Together these models also represent Honda’s step-by-step expansion of our production in the region, which has been key to our success in America for more than 30 years.”