2015 Honda HR-V Compact SUV is going to be available in dealerships this winter. The first images of the refreshed model have just appeared. 2015 HR-V alongside new Fit represent significant growth opportunity for Honda in the United States. In fact, both models are produced at the automaker's newest North American manufacturing facility located in Celaya, Mexico. The photos of the upcoming SUV were revealed at the New York International Auto Show.

They preview the sleek styling and expressive character lines of the HR-V. The car features versatile and spacious interior thanks to a unique center tank layout. In addition, Honda also revealed that the 2015 HR-V will be equipped with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat. The latter allows multiple seating configurations and the ability to fold the second row seat completely flat for added cargo space.

The SUV has clean character lines which are additionally complemented by hidden rear door handles. This gives the SUV a sporty presence. In fact, the model is smaller than the CR-V, and has the perfect size for both city streets and mountain roads. Additional details about the HR-V will be announced later this year.

The Japanese twin of the HR-V is the Honda Vezel, which debuted last year at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle is currently on sale. Vezel is offered with two powertrain options. The first one is the 1.5-liter direct-injected VTEC four-cylinder unit, while the second is a hybrid system that utilizes the same engine coupled with an electric motor. Although Honda didn't unveil any photos of HR-V's interior, we can draw some conclusions judging from Vezel.

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Source: Honda