These are the first pictures of Honda’s new small Jazz-based SUV the HR-V, which will be unveiled at next month’s Paris Motor Show.
The small 4×4 follows in the footsteps of it’s namesake, which disappeared from showrooms back in 2006, by being a smaller cousin to the CR-V.
Honda say the new HR-V is designed to look like a coupe and its sleek roofline and hidden rear doorhandles do go some way to making that statement true.
The sleeker line is emphasised by a strong design line that travels up the side of the car to join the angled rear door handles.
It follows on from 2013’s Urban SUV concept and the Jazz based SUV retains many features of that show car.
Few details will appear before Paris but what we do know is that the HR-V will receive a trick centrally mounted fuel tank in order to maximise the space inside the car.
This means that when it goes on sale the HR-V will be able to fold its middle row of seats completely flat and headroom for passengers will not be compromised by a fuel tank pushing the seat height upwards.
More info will be announced in Paris on October 2.