Ford EcoSport rival, Honda Vezel in a sports avatar

Honda Vezel compact SUV, the rival to the likes of Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, was unveiled last month in Tokyo. The launch of Honda Vezel will take place in Japan on December 20, 2013. Honda also offers a performance package for their cars in Japan, this is called the Mugen package.

Ahead of Vezel’s launch, a brochure scan of Vezel Mugen has leaked online. From the brochure scan, it can be seen that the Mugen package will ensure Honda Vezel sits at a lower ride height, while it will receive exterior updates in the form of grey accents on chin spoiler, front radiator slat and roof spoilers. Grey accents will also be seen on alloy wheels, rear apron, exhaust pipes and side skirts. This 4WD Premium Compact Sports SUV with its Mugen package will be powered by a 1.5 liter direct injection petrol engine while the same engine can be had in a hybrid variant as well.

Ford EcoSport rival, Honda Vezel in a sports avatar

Honda Vezel which is based on the Jazz platform and comes in with Mini CR-V styling, is expected to compete with the likes of Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Fiat 500X in the international market. It will receive a hybrid power train while it will get a 1.6 liter and 1.8 liter EarthDreams and an iDTEC diesel engine. Despite the fact that very few other details are available, Honda Vezel already has a long list of buyer hopefuls with unconfirmed reports stating that there is a three month waiting list.

Honda Vezel which is being portrayed as a model with the sophistication of a coupe, utility of a minivan and persona of an SUV is expected to go on show at the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February. (source)