The design of Honda Vezel is based on Honda “Urban SUV Concept”. “Vezel” is coined from “bezel”, the oblique faces of a cut gem, with the “V” for “vehicle.”
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Japan models went on sale on 20 December 2013. The Vezel is available with two power trains, as a conventional gasoline-powered and as hybrid electric vehicle. In Japan, it is regarded as a luxury vehicle as the width dimension exceeds Japanese Government dimension regulations, and Japanese buyers are liable for yearly taxes as a result. The Japanese road tax obligation is held to a more affordable tax bracket due to the engine displacement being held under the 2.0 L threshold.
The conventional Vezel is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC inline-four engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and it is available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions.
The Vezel hybrid version is equipped with Honda’s next-generation sport hybrid i-DCD system that combines a 97 kW (130 hp), 156 N⋅m (115 lb⋅ft) 1.5-liter direct injection engine with a 22 kW (30 hp), 160 N⋅m (118 lb⋅ft) electric motor, Honda’s Real Time AWD, Reactive Force Pedal. The hybrid version fuel economy is 27.0 km/l (76.3 mpg‑imp; 63.5 mpg‑US) (3.7 L/100 km) in the Japanese JC08 cycle, while the gasoline version has a fuel economy of 20.6 km/l (58.2 mpg‑imp; 48.5 mpg‑US) (4.9 L/100 km) in the JC08 cycle.
Honda Vezel is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda back in 2013. To date, Honda has launched many variants that differs from one another. Honda Vezel is elegant in look, smooth to drive, safe to ride and reliable travel partner. The vehicle comes with the following features: