- The 2015 Honda HR-V, an all-new model built on the subcompact Honda Fit platform, is "anticipated to launch this winter," American Honda Motor Co. said.
- The HR-V will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
- "Previously seen only in pictures, the HR-V will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup," the company said.
Specific launch timing and pricing were not announced.
The HR-V will feature the Fit's interior flexibility. It will be equipped with the Honda "Magic Seat," which has multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second-row seat completely flat for more cargo space.
"Previously seen only in pictures, the HR-V will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup," the company said.
The HR-V is expected to share the Fit's 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 130 horsepower and matched to a continuously variable transmission. A hybrid version for the U.S. is under consideration.
The debut of the HR-V is set for November 19.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers who think the Honda CR-V is just a bit too big should appreciate the space and cargo capacity of the HR-V, a welcome addition to this growing segment.