Honda has released the first pictures of the 2015 HR-V.

Honda has released the first pictures of the 2015 HR-V.

Essentially a renamed Vezel, the HR-V is based on the Fit and will slot below the CR-V when it goes on sale in the United States this winter. Specifications will be announced closer to launch but Honda says the model will have a "versatile and spacious interior" with second row seats that fold completely flat.

There's no word on what will power the model but it could use the Fit's 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 130 bhp (97 kW) and 114 lb-ft (154 Nm) of torque.

According to American Honda Senior Vice President Jeff Conrad, "Both Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda. Together these models also represent Honda's step-by-step expansion of our production in the region, which has been key to our success in America for more than 30 years."

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