When Honda revealed the completely new Vezel back at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, there was plenty of speculation over whether or not it would make it to production in the U.S. As it turns out, the compact crossover will be available as a 2015 model, only with a different name: the Honda HR-V.
Honda confirmed at the New York International Auto Show that the completely new HR-V will be built on the same model platform as the 2015 Fit. The automaker showcased both vehicles in the Big Apple last month.
Production of the 2015 HR-V will begin in the winter.
“Both [the] Fit and HR-V demonstrate how great things can come in small packages, and no one does this better than Honda,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American 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.”
Complementing the HR-V’s stylish exterior is a spacious cabin that can become even roomier thanks to Honda’s Magic Seat functionality, which makes it extremely easy to fold the second and third rows. Honda is planning to release more information at a later date, but the early plan is for the HR-V to enter production in the winter.
Major auto shows represent a great time for manufacturers to introduce new concepts and models to the world, and Volkswagen certainly used the big stage of the Big Apple to do just that. At the New York International Auto Show, VW showcased the all-new 2015 Golf Sportwagen to North American consumers for the first time.
The next generation of the Golf Sportwagen will include a wide range of changes, highlighted by its engine offerings. The 2015 model will be available with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine as well as the completely new TDI Clean Diesel engine Volkswagen has on the way, nicknamed the EA288. As a result, the 2015 VW Golf Sportwagen is expected to see a 17 percent increase in fuel economy, along with plenty of additional room for cargo.
VW also showcased the 2015 Jetta at the New York Auto Show, which will come with an even more efficient TDI Clean Diesel engine and a host of new driver-assistance technologies and systems.
Want to get a sneak peek of the 2015 Jetta or Golf Sportwagen before they get to market? Check out the photo gallery below!
New York City is accurately nicknamed The City That Never Sleeps, and over the past few weeks the lights have been shining on the auto industry. Nissan took advantage of the bright lights of the big city by introducing America to the 2015 Murano at the New York International Auto Show.
The Murano will feature a completely different look, particularly to the front fascia and grille of the vehicle. Its many exterior changes include a V-motion front end, a “floating” roof and NASA-inspired front and outboard rear seating, which is meant to give the cabin of the Murano a “social lounge feel.” Adding to the “airy atmosphere” are huge windows and a Power Panoramic Moonroof.
Want a better idea of what this “social lounge feel” entails? Check out the photo gallery below for a sneak peek at the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano!