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The production Honda Urban SUV has premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show as the Honda Vezel. The new Jazz-based crossover sports a very clean styling, strong character lines and a hidden rear door handle that gives a coupe-like profile. The design DNA is the same as the CR-V, but many new and original design elements have been introduced.

Honda Vezel

The front end is composed of design elements that you find in a typical Honda model’s face. The beefed up wheel arches, large wheels and the sharp-edged headlights and stoplights give the car a dynamic stance.

The Vezel shown in Japan was a hybrid model, though Honda say that a traditional petrol variant will also be introduced. Honda will launch the car with 2WD and 4WD systems.

Features used on the Jazz such as the center-tank layout and the highly configurable Magic Seat setup that also provides a flat floor for highest cargo capacity, has funneled here as well.

Honda Vezel rear three quarters

The Vezel is the second member of Honda’s Global Compact Series (following the Jazz) that is launched with the ambition to sell 1.5 million units (of vehicles from this category) globally by the end of 2016, which is twice the current volume.

The Vezel will go on sale in Japan from December 20th.

More details are available in the press release below.

Honda Vezel Image Gallery

Honda Vezel – Press Release

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  • richard

    More attractive interior materials please..Those doors pads and some of the interior fabrics are awful, which spoils the otherwise upmarket ambiance of the car. Also needs mud guards to improve the side profile appearance, especially towards the rear.

  • Dhananjayan

    Great space management!
    But the interior parts and door pads are not good looking!

  • MVK

    Great design and good use of interior space. No rear vents though..As always pricing will be crucial for Indian market. Going by the Brio and Amaze pricing, I would expect the base petrol variant north of 9 lakhs..

  • PK

    Looks are not so impressive since it resembles other honda cars.

    India might not get this version for sure. Would be a low cost version for india.

    By the Honda launches in india, Ford would have launched 80% localised & facelifted Ecosport for sure..

  • Deepak Chablani

    Team IAB…thanks for posting this. We get a real view of Honda’s compact SUV for the first time.

    Moving to the car, as expected a terrific job from Honda yet again. Looks majestic. I’m most impressed with the space management, appears to be really spacious with a generous boot quite unlike the Ecosport.

    Honda is on a roll !!!

  • Sunny

    Simply Amazing Design , looking at one thing is surely cleared this no where here to get compared to ECOSPORT , DUSTER in term of pricing

    It looks Superior and will be priced superior

    By the time it comes India , the interior/dash color might need a change

    It will be very intresting to see how HONDA INDIA prices it with 1.5 IDTEC EARTH DREAMS

    it will surely have many takers ……..

  • Ganesh

    Awesome!