Based on the Jazz hatchback it has been on sale in the Japanese market as the Vezel since late 2013.
While sharing a platform with the Jazz, it takes much of its external appearance from its older sibling the CR-V.
The US car market gets the 1.8-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine that produces 138bhp and 172Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox with the latter also being offered with AWD.

Wanting to aim it as a luxurious purchase Honda has fitted the HR-V with a multitude of features both on the convenience front as well as the safety front. The former includes a touchscreen infotainment system, lane departure warning, button start; paddle shifters, powered sunroof and leather trim options. On the safety front, the new Honda car comes equipped with ABS, hill-start, stability assist, multi-angle rear-view camera, traction control, TPMS and obviously a multitude of airbags across all variants. The car will go on sale in the US by the middle of 2015.