Honda has released their much-anticipated small SUV, the Honda HR-V.
Competing directly with the Nissan Qashqai and forthcoming Mazda CX-3, the HR-V is a very important model for Honda.
The HR-V returns after an almost 15-year absence - the original crossover essentially predicting the current small SUV trend.
The cabin feels premium and up market. There is a driver-oriented instrument panel and integrated touch screen. Materials are of a high quality and there are lots of neat storage solutions.
The rear seats are spacious with good room for both knee and shoulders, but the head room isn't great due to the sloping roof. No rear airbags either.
Suspension is soft, giving good comfort around town but not a lot of sporty dynamism on country roads. It's quiet and easy to drive with great visibility.
The seats can be configured in 18 different ways and there is over 1000-litres of space.
First impressions are good - but we'll have a more detailed look at the car and its competitors shortly.