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 both three and five-door formations, this was perhaps one of the first vehicles in the crossover 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 on a much more conventional compact crossover.

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

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