Honda HR-V: a new small SUV
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23rd April, 2014
Honda Australia announced today that the all-new small SUV bound for our
shores in early 2015 will be known as HR-V.
“The launch of the HR-V will boost the range of vehicles Honda offers in Australia and attract buyers in the small
SUV market to the Honda brand,” said Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins.
“The first-generation HR-V was sold here from 1999 to 2001.”
“It is fitting that the new small SUV will take the HR-V monicker as Honda enters the country’s fastest growing
segment with a red-hot competitor. The HR-V is built on the new Jazz platform and will offer sporty, versatile
characteristics. It will provide customers with a wider choice in the SUV market, complementing Honda’s medium SUV
offering; the popular CR-V.”
The original Honda HR-V was one of the first small SUVs in Australia, winning fans for its great driving dynamics in
city traffic and on the open road. More than 5,000 were sold in Australia. The new HR-V will continue where the first
left off and is sure to surprise and delight customers when it arrives in Australia in early 2015.
Dubbed the ‘Urban SUV’ in concept form, the production model of the new small SUV was launched as the Vezel in Japan
in late 2013.