Honda to Revive HR-V Nameplate with US-Bound Crossover

It won't be nearly as uniquely odd as the last one.

Back in 1999, Honda unleashed a small SUV called the HR-V(Honda for Hi-rider Revolutionary Vehicle). Sold in the US until 2006 in boththree and five-door formations, this was perhaps one of the first vehicles in thecrossover category, featuring a squarish design that was uncommon for its time, to say the least.Now, Honda is reportedly planning to revive the HR-V nameplate, though it will be used ona much more conventional compact crossover.

The Fit-based car will be built in Mexico alongside theactual Fit, and will be based on the Asian market Vezel. The HR-V is due to hitAmerican showrooms later this year as a 2015 model, joined later by aEurope-bound model. In this incarnation, it is expected to be offered infive-door format only.

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