Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the Vezel crossover in Japan on December 20, 2013. The company unveiled the Urban SUV at the recently concluded 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and it is also expected to make its way to the Indian car market.
The Vezel SUV shows a perfect combination of dynamic qualities of SUV, the elegance of a coupe and the functionality of minivan. The elegant exterior design of the vehicle express SUV-like stability in its lower body and coupe like styling in its upper body. Based on the 2014 Honda Jazz platform, it features curves, low roofline and a broader stance.
The interior truly shows the company's philosophy of "Man Maximum Machine Minimum", which offers a coupe like personal space for the front seats. At the same time, Honda's center-tank layout enables a large cargo space and minivan like rear seats with ample elbowroom.
For the Japanese buyers, Honda Vezel will be offered in both hybrid and gasoline models. The hybrid model will be equipped with SPORT HYBRID i-DCD, Honda's next generation Hybrid System that combines a 1.5-litre direct injection engine with a high-output motor. The petrol version will get the 1.5-litre direct injection mill.
Electronic Parking Brake and the Automatic Brake Hold will be the standard equipments in all Vezel types. Moreover, the hybrid variant features the Reactive Force Pedal that assists fuel-efficient driving by appealing reactive force to the accelerator.