Honda Vezel compact SUV – Auto Shanghai Live
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Alongside the Honda XR-V, the Honda Vezel is also on display at Auto Shanghai 2015. As already known, the Vezel is sold alongside its slightly tweaked, cheaper version – XR-V.
With a length of 4,294 mm, the Vezel is 24 mm longer than the XR-V, while the rest of the dimensions are the same with the width being 1,772 mm and the length being 2,610 mm. Both cars have a wheelbase of 2,610 mm.
When put aside the JDM-spec model, the China-spec model differs with features such as, a chrome strip on the grille and a distinctive alloy wheel design. Unlike the JDM-spec model’s full grey interior, the China-spec model features dual-tone interior scheme on some variants.
Like its cheaper sibling, the Vezel is offered with two petrol engine options – a 131 hp 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 165 hp 1.8-litre petrol engine. The engine can be had with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed CVT and both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants are available.
In China, the Honda Vezel is manufactured by the Guangzhou-Honda JV and was launched in October 2014 in six trim levels with prices ranging from CN¥128,800 (INR 13.06 lakhs) to CN¥189,800 (INR 19.24 lakhs). The XR-V on the other hand, is manufactured by the Dongfeng Honda JV, and sold in five trim levels, priced from CN¥ 127,800 (INR 12.96 lakhs) to CN¥162,800 (INR 16.51 lakhs) at the launch.