Honda will launch a new Touring grade of the Vezel (HR-V) in Japan on 31 January 2019. The company has released the first details of this offering ahead of the launch.
With the Touring grade, Honda will start offering the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo in the Vezel in Japan. The company had introduced this engine the Euro-spec version (HR-V) first, with the debut of its Sport variant at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in September. Production of this variant was scheduled to start this month.
Honda hasn’t released specifications of the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine for the JDM-spec version. In the Euro-spec version, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 182 PS of maximum power. The maximum torque depends on the transmission: 240 Nm with 6-speed MT or 220 Nm with CVT.
Honda will offer the Vezel Touring in two new exterior colours: Premium Crystal Blue Metallic and Super Platinum Grey Metallic, in addition to the existing options. Inside, the Touring grade has a unique scheme in a combination of grey Ultrasuede and brown.
The Honda Vezel Touring features black headlight garnish, exclusive chrome plating on the front grille, special front bumper and lower grille, grey metallic garnish, exclusive emblem and dual exhaust pipes for distinctive exterior styling.
The Honda Vezel will complete five years in Japan next week. By November 2018, its cumulative sales in the home market stood at 3,60,000 weeks. Unfortunately, this sub-compact SUV is not India-bound, neither in this generation nor in the next.