Honda’s all-new compact SUV – the Vezel, was unveiled recently at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Based on the same platform that also underpins the new Jazz, the Vezel comes in both petrol and hybrid variants with an all-wheel drive option.
Honda has officially announced that it will begin sales of the Vezel in Japan. The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine mated to a dual clutch gearbox. Honda says the 1.5-litre unit delivers a high power output that is equivalent to that of the 2.0 litre engine.
The Vezel is due to be launched in Europe in 2015, meaning details on engine options and spec list is still to be confirmed for the European market.