The HR-V will go on sale in the spring of 2015. Pricing will be announced in February. The LX base model is likely to start at around $20,000, with upper trim levels surpassing the price of an entry-level CR-V ($24,200). There is talk of a sportier, turbocharged version to follow the launch of the standard model, and a hybrid model is possible for the U.S. if initial sales are strong.
The HR-V's size and expected price make it a prime contender against small haulers like the Nissan Juke and Kia Soul, as well as an emergent group of miniature SUVs that include the Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade and Mazda CX-3.
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