American Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel has revealed Acura is considering an entry-level crossover based on the Honda HR-V.

American Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel has revealed Acura is considering an entry-level crossover based on the Honda HR-V.

In an interview with Wards Auto, Mendel said an HR-V based crossover is something the brand is considering and it is “potentially the only place you could go.” The executive declined to elaborate but the model would slot below the RDX and compete with the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.

While Mendel was coy on specifics, the 2016 HR-V features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 138 bhp (103 kW) and 127 lb-ft (172 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to a continuously variable transmission and an optional all-wheel drive system.