You could don’;t forget it as the Urban SUV (pictured above) from when it debuted in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show final yr, or know it as the Vezel as the manufacturing edition was unveiled for the Japanese Domestic Industry at the 2014 Tokyo Motor Show. But when Honda commences exporting its new Match-based crossover – or far better however, developing it in Mexico for North American consumption – it will be called the HR-V.
This information comes courtesy of Honda enthusiast forum Temple of VTEC. When contacted by Autoblog, Honda spokesmen declined to comment on the veracity of the report, saying only that it would “announce the name in the close to potential,” but the take care of fits with what we know about Honda’;s background with compact crossovers. The prior HR-V (which was not obtainable in the States) was a higher-riding, squared-off crossover created between 1999 and 2006 and based on the Fit’;s predecessor, the Honda Brand.
While the HR-V moniker may well not have title recognition in North America, it would in Europe where Honda also hopes its new crossover will locate eager consumers. It will also match in nicely below the CR-V that will carry on on as the HR-V’;s larger stablemate.