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Honda HR-V to arrive next winter

New HR-V compact CUV will fit between Fit and CR-V in Honda's lineup

Published: April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 2:39 PM

Honda HR-V

At the New York auto show, Honda revealed that its new compact CUV will be called the HR-V and will arrive on the market some time next winter.

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To be built at Honda's new assembly plant in Celaya, Mexico, the HR-V will be based on the same global platform as the new Fit, with which it will also share an assembly line.

Honda says the Fit and HR-V together represent a significant growth opportunity for the company and building both models at its newest North American plant enables production flexibility to meet market demand.

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The first official photos of the HR-V, released at the New York show, reveal more highly sculpted bodywork than the Fit, almost identical, in fact, to the Urban SUV Concept vehicle Honda showed at the 2013 Detroit auto show.

Among features shared with the Fit will be Honda's Magic Seat, which allows for multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space.

Bigger than the Fit but smaller than the CR-V, the HR-V will be the entry point to Honda's utility-vehicle lineup. More details will be announced later in the year.