Compact SUV Honda HR-V outgoing second generation was a global model: the company sold the same car in America, Europe, China, Japan (under the name Vezel) and other regions of the world, although this SUV never made it to Russia. But for the third-generation car, the strategy has changed: the new Honda HR-V will have two variants.
The first one was presented last year: Honda HR-V for Europe and Honda Fiber for Japan are already on sale. The SUV has retained its previous format, although it has radically changed its design. And the second version is just preparing for its debut: in North America, the new Honda HR-V will be different, and now sketches of the future car have been published.
The American crossover will be larger than the global one: it has not only a different design, but also an original body with different doors and additional windows in the rear roof pillars. Even the hidden handles of the rear doors, which are family for the HR-V model, will be replaced with the usual handles.
Why will the American market be so honored? The Honda HR-V sells well here: 137,000 cars in the United States last year, while demand in Europe never rose above 33,000 units a year. The premiere of the American crossover will take place in the first half of this year.