Calling them different MK/Gen numbers is also just likely to cause confusion.The MkI HR-V (1999-2006) wasn't sold in NA, so I think referring to the NA next gen model as MkIII/Gen3 may cause some confusion.
Happy to be corrected, but I believe only the NA market is getting a standalone HR-V to the Rest Of the World, so how about; MkIII ROW and MkII NA? Or use Gen in place of Mk.
Coming from the FitFreak forums, I'm used to it and I like it. But unfortunately, that's just as much of a concern as there were a lot of folks that had no idea what the manufacture codes were, even though it was part of their VIN.True, I only suggested the above as I had seen several posts referring to the current vehicle as the MkI and the new HR-V as the MkII.
You could use Manufacturer Model Designators: the Gen1 is known as GH, the current HR-V is RU, with the ROW Gen3 HR-V as RV. It would appear an MMD has not yet either been assigned or released for the NA variant.
I like the look of it..... But would not purchase one in the first year of a new model....I let others work out the new platform bugs out the first year....but will be looking at one in a few years..The renderings make it seem like it will be a better looking car. If they don't also make it bigger and more powerful, I won't be buying another.