Japan – Honda Vezel launched at 11.14 lakhs; New images, details inside

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013 - 3:29pm IST

The Honda Vezel was launched in the Japanese market today. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, the Vezel is a crossover based on the 2014 Jazz’s platform.

Honda Vezel Launched side
The Honda Vezel was unveiled last month at the Tokyo Motor Show.

For Japan, Honda will offer the compact SUV with two engine options. The base engine is a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter unit producing 131 PS and 155 Nm of torque. This engine is paired to either a CVT or a 7-speed stepped CVT and is offered with 2WD and 4WD. In the Japanese driving cycle, this model returns 20.6 km/l (2WD) and 19 km/l (4WD).

Next up is a hybrid engine which combines a 1.5-liter unit with an electric motor, producing 132 PS. All variants of the hybrid Vezel get a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the fuel economies range from 21.6 km/l to 27 km/l depending on the drive.

Honda Vezel Launched rear quarter
Honda will offer the Vezel with gasoline and hybrid engines.

The base petrol Vezel 2WD is priced at 1.87 million Yen (INR 11.14 lakhs), the base 4WD petrol at 2.08 million Yen (INR 12.39 lakhs), the base hybrid at 2.19 million Yen (INR 13.04 lakhs) and the top-end model at 2.68 million Yen (INR 15.96 lakhs).

The Vezel will be available with eight body colors to choose from, and depending on the variant, Honda will offer 17-inch sport wheels, 16-inch alloy wheels or 16-inch steel rims (the tyre width on all models is 215 however).

Further details are available in the press release.

Honda Vezel – Official Image Gallery

Honda Vezel sales begin in Japan – Press Release

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14 thoughts on “Japan – Honda Vezel launched at 11.14 lakhs; New images, details inside

  1. Rohit Chauhan says:

    Oh my god! This is killer! Damn good!

  2. atul says:

    What if they put it under 4m and 4×4 here in India? Honda will price it competitively.

  3. Ravi says:

    Honda should launch Vezel in India instead of Jazz in the year 2014, It should gonna be a bumper hit..

    1. Swapnil R says:

      Scoop from this month’s AutoCar India says Honda are thinking about an SUV based on Brio for India …
      Only da downward spiraling rupee to blame! 🙁

  4. sandy says:

    Wow… Now I’m getting impressed with Vezel after looking at those HD pictures and getting through those hybrid and non-hybrid specification.

  5. dparikh says:

    Whatever you say the Toyota Innova is the ruler in this segment.

    1. MVK says:

      and what segment are you talking about? Vezel and Innova belong to 2 totally different category..

    2. VK says:

      What are you talking about ? Innova and Vezel cannot be compared…please post sensibly.

  6. Dmitry says:

    I would definitely by one for the price

  7. apn r says:

    from outside looks like cx5,but yea if they build this in india..with 10-14 lakh price range.. then duster.. be worried it’s HONDA..

  8. Chanakya says:

    They should get it here, would definitely be a hit if priced at around 11-13 L levels.


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