|Also called||Honda HR-V|
|Assembly||Yorii, Saitama, Japan
Guangzhou, China (Guangqi Honda)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Engine||1.5L L15B I4
1.8L R18A1 I4
|Wheelbase||2,610 mm (102.8 in)|
|Length||4,295 mm (169.1 in)|
|Width||1,770 mm (69.7 in)|
|Height||1,605 mm (63.2 in)|
|Curb weight||1,180–1,270 kg (2,601–2,800 lb)|
|Predecessor||Honda HR-V (first generation)
Honda Crossroad (Japan)
The Honda Vezel is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda. The vehicle was first introduced to the Japanese market in late 2013, and made its North American debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2014 with the revived name Honda HR-V. The HR-V nameplate has been carried over to other markets, including Australia and Canada. In Singapore the official Honda distributor sells the HR-V, while the parallel imported version retains the name Vezel.
Origin and debut
Honda "Urban SUV Concept" (2013)
The Urban SUV Concept is based on Honda's Global Compact Series, which includes the Honda Fit subcompact and the Honda City subcompact sedan. This vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show as the reintroduced Honda HR-V.
Honda Vezel (2013-)
The design of Honda Vezel is based on Honda "Urban SUV Concept". “Vezel” is coined from “bezel”, the oblique faces of a cut gem, with the “V” for “vehicle.”
The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Japan models went on sale on 20 December 2013. The Vezel is available with two powertrains, as a conventional gasoline-powered and as hybrid electric vehicle. In Japan, it is regarded as a luxury vehicle as the width dimension exceeds Japanese Government dimension regulations, and Japanese buyers are liable for yearly taxes as a result. The Japanese road tax obligation is held to a more affordable tax bracket due to the engine displacement being held under the 2.0 L threshold.
The conventional Vezel is equipped with a 1.5-liter direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC inline-four engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and it is available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions.
The Vezel hybrid version is equipped with Honda’s next-generation sport hybrid i-DCD system that combines a 97 kW (130 hp), 156 N·m (115 lb·ft) 1.5-liter direct injection engine with a 22 kW (30 hp), 160 N·m (118 lb·ft) motor, Honda’s Real Time AWD, Reactive Force Pedal. The hybrid version fuel economy is 27.0 km/l (76.3 mpg-imp; 63.5 mpg-US) (3.7 L/100 km) in the Japanese JC08 cycle, while the gasoline version has a fuel economy of 20.6 km/l (58.2 mpg-imp; 48.5 mpg-US) (4.9 L/100 km) in the JC08 cycle.
European launch is expected in 2015 and will be sold under the Honda HR-V name.
Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 concepts (2014-)
|DBA-RU1 (G, X, S; FF)||2013-||1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (L15B)||131 PS (96 kW; 129 hp)@6600, 15.8 kg·m (155 N·m; 114 lbf·ft)@4600|
|DBA-RU2 (G; AWD)||2013-||1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (L15B)||131 PS (96 kW; 129 hp)@6600, 15.8 kg·m (155 N·m; 114 lbf·ft)@4600|
|DAA-RU3 (HYBRID, HYBRID X, HYBRID Z; FF)||2013-||1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (LEB)||132 PS (97 kW; 130 hp)@6600, 15.9 kg·m (156 N·m; 115 lbf·ft)@4600|
|Electric motor (Honda H1)||29.5 PS (22 kW; 29 hp)@1313-2000, 16.3 kg·m (160 N·m; 118 lbf·ft)@0-1313|
|DAA-RU4 (HYBRID, HYBRID X, HYBRID X L-package; 4WD)||2013-||1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 (LEB)||132 PS (97 kW; 130 hp)@6600, 15.9 kg·m (156 N·m; 115 lbf·ft)@4600|
|electric motor (Honda H1)||29.5 PS (22 kW; 29 hp)@1313-2000, 16.3 kg·m (160 N·m; 118 lbf·ft)@0-1313|
|DBA-RU1 (G, X, S; FF)||2013-||CVT|
|DBA-RU2 (G; AWD)||2013-||CVT|
|DAA-RU3 (HYBRID, HYBRID X, HYBRID Z; FF)||2013-||7-speed automatic (Dual clutch Transmission)|
|DAA-RU4 (HYBRID, HYBRID X, HYBRID X L-package; 4WD)||2013-||7-speed automatic (Dual clutch Transmission)|
Vezel Hybrid produced in Japan from July 2013 through February 2014 were recalled due to a problem with the software program controlling the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) which could cause a delay in the ability to begin driving or the inability to move at all.
Honda recalled 160,000 Fit subcompact and Vezel sport-utility vehicles, manufactured from August 2013 through February 2016, in Japan, because of defective power steering and a part that controls the electric current in the vehicles. The recall does not affect any Honda models sold abroad.
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- Honda Urban SUV concept previews Fit-based crossover
- Honda Urban SUV Concept
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- Overview of Honda Exhibition at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2014 with NAPAC
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- Recall of Fit Hybrid/Vezel Hybrid
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