Honda’s hip new crossover, known to us as the Vezel, will get a different name when put on sale in the North American automotive market. The Japanese car maker has decided to bring back the HR-V name and use it for this vehicle.
Apart from minor styling tweaks such as different headlamp clusters, a redesigned front grille and rear view mirrors that, surprisingly, do not include integrated turn indicators, the Honda HR-V is identical to the Vezel sold in the Japanese car market.
The car will be built on the same platform as the world famous Honda Fit and it will have convenient features like flexible seating configurations and a 2nd row that can be folded fully flat to increase the loading area of the vehicle. When the HR-V is released in North America at the end of the year, expect to see the vehicle powered by a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder engine.