Honda launches Vezel global SUV in Japan: Shows Mugen Edition as well

Honda launched the all-new crossover, Vezel, based on the Jazz platform in Japan with a starting price of 1.87 million Yen (app Rs 11 lakh). First showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, the new Vezel crossover is a global car, which is expected for India launch in 2015.

Offered in a choice of petrol and hybrid engine option, the new Vezel is priced in the range of 1.87 million Yen to 2.68 million Yen (Rs 11 lakh to Rs 16 lakh). The petrol engine is in the form of a 1.5l turbocharged engine generating 131 PS and 155 Nm torque. For hybrid, it will be a 1.5l + an electric motor (SPORT HYBRID i-DCD), together producing 152 PS power and giving mileage of 27 kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient SUV in Japan. For India, it will be the 1.5l petrol offering 118 PS power and 1.5l diesel with 100 PS power, that will be launched. Hybrid is not expected to be on offer in India.

Honda launches Vezel global SUV in Japan (1)

Compared to the existing crossover’s or compact SUV’s in the segment, the Vezel has more of a premium feel with spacious interiors. In India, this segment currently features Renault Duster, Nissan Terrarno, Mahindra XUV500 and Ford EcoSport. Compared to these, the space and comfort offered in Vezel is much better. But then, this is a Japanese spec model, it cannot be said for certain that these premium features will carried onto the India spec, once launched. And if it does, it will command a premium price.

Apart from this, Honda also revealed the Vezel Mugen Edition. This will come with same engine choice, but with special accessories to give Vezel a sporty performance. Accessories under the Mugen Edition includes, sport body kit, sport suspension, sport exhaust, and carbon mirror cover. Together, all this will cost you approximately Rs 4 lakh, over the cost of the car. For more information, scroll through the press release below.

honda vezel mugen edition (1)

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