Remember the Honda HR-V? Well its back only this time in a much different form factor, a compact crossover SUV, that aims to take on the likes of the Nissan Juke and well… the Nissan Juke.
The Honda HR-V, the original 1990’s joy machine, aims to be more practical than the Juke for example Honda’s engineers have moved the fuel tank to the center which free’s up rear passenger and boot space.
That’s about as exciting the news gets for the HR-V, we hope they stick a massive V8 into the thing and head off to Nurburgring to set another record time for a car in its particular category.
Using the Jazz platform as a basis the HR-V should carry over the same engine range including the new 1.5-litre direct injection unit which produces 130bhp and returns a claimed 76mpg. A Hybrid unit is also mooted, but its only mooted thus far.
The new Honda HR-V is scheduled for a 2015 release in the UK, expect a summer arrival and price starting from around £15k GBP which is also Mini Countryman territory.
Will the HR-V spell the end for the Jazz? Who knows, Honda will reveal more at the forthcoming Paris Motorshow in October.