The Honda HR-V was the first car I couldn't have I saw when we went out of the hotel in Kyoto. It's 2WD or AWD, and frankly, it sounds pretty straightforward and Civic-based, mechanically. But it looks a lot sharper and boxier than the rest of the Honda family, sort of like a Saturn Ion [and about the same size, but a little shorter.] It's called a mini-SUV, but it looks like one of the hybrid wagons.
Here is a picture of the HR-V taunting us as it drives along Grand Street in SoHo,