2015 Honda Vezel Hybrid is a hybrid version of this relatively new sub-compact crossover vehicle. This vehicle was introduced in Japan in 2013 and presented for the first time on 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. In December, during the same year its sales started in Japan. American premiere came one year later at 2014 New York Auto Show.
Styling – Changes and New Look
American version of this vehicle is going to be sold under Honda HR-V nameplate, under the same nameplate this vehicle is going to be sold in Australia, Canada and some other markets. It’s part of Honda’s Urban SUV Concept which is based on their Global Compact Series that gave us vehicles like Honda Fit and Honda City. In Honda range this vehicle is going to be slotted between smaller Honda Fit and larger Honda CR-V crossover.
Honda is one of the pioneers in small crossover class. This class is just a logical follow up to the growing crossover class, which will now feature vehicles that are as big as original SUVs as well as these small almost hatchback-looking pieces. Although a lot of online reviewers are worried about this car’s future sales, since it is too small for family transport and too big for hatchback buyers. Most similar vehicle to Vezel is another small crossover from Honda range called Honda Fit.
2015 Honda Vezel Hybrid is little bit longer than Honda Fit. With seven additional inches of longitude we expect roomier cabin than the one that comes with Fit model. It is also taller so it comes with an additional 40 inches of space comparing to its closest relative. Rear seat space is drastically increased in the new model. Rear seat can be folded to the ground, and the same goes for passenger seat, so this vehicle can offer a lot of cargo space if needed.
Details about the Engine
There is not much information about the performance segment of the new model, so we are not really sure what kind of hybrid system is it going to come with. There are rumors that Japanese models is going to come with both hybrid and gas only versions. Hybrid version will use 1,5 liter direct injected engine, probably attached to the electric motor. This system will probably come with dual clutch transmission and all wheel drive option.
2015 Honda Vezel Hybrid Price
Price of the 2015 Honda Vezel Hybrid for United States is still unknown. Same goes for release date, but we are almost certain that this vehicle is going to be released in the beginning of 2015. When it comes to competition biggest rival is going to be highly popular Nissan Juke.