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The Honda HR-V has been teased on the official website of Honda Thailand, with the countdown pointing to an official unveiling on November 18. With our neighbours up north getting the HR-V in less than two weeks’ time, we can look forward to it arriving here sometime early next year.

The Honda HR-V is a B-segment SUV positioned against the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Peugeot 2008, with underpinnings based on the City and Jazz. It made its debut as the Vezel at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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In Indonesia, where it made its ASEAN debut in September, the HR-V comes with a 1.5 litre SOHC engine with 118 hp/145 Nm and a 1.8 litre offering 137 hp/169 Nm. Both are mated to a CVT gearbox, although the 1.5 can be had with a five-speed manual as well.

The Indonesian-spec HR-V rides on 17-inch alloys wrapped in 215/55 tyres, and is offered in four specs – 1.5 A, 1.5 S, 1.5 E and 1.8 Prestige. An electric parking brake, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, dual airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist and the much-applauded Ultra Seats from the Jazz hatch, are available across the board.

After Indonesia and Thailand, Malaysia should be the HR-V’s next stop.

GALLERY: Honda HR-V at IIMS 2014

Honda HR-V Mugen

Honda HR-V Modulo

Honda Vezel JDM-spec

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