On the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda exposed its brand-new urban crossover the 2015 Honda Vezel hybrid that will certainly be put under the CR- V in the assortment. Precursor in this market with the Human Resources- V, given that, the various other producers took the sector.
The automaker pointed out the Vezel will go on sale in Europe in 2015. U.S. sales start in the 2nd fifty percent of 2014.
The Vezel is supplied in Japan with a hybrid variation that integrates a 1.5-liter direct-injection Earth Dreams engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and 22-kilowatt electric motor. The common gasoline version groups the 1.5-liter engine with a constantly variable transmission.
Honda has actually not said if the hybrid will certainly be offered in Europe or the United States.
The firm stated specifications, engine choices and calling of the version are still to be validated for the European market.
Yoshiharu Itai, the Vezel’s chief engineer, claimed the company ideally wants to keep the name standard because it is a global critical motor vehicle. Honda officials claim it might be modified to match local markets.
The crossover is crucial to Honda President Takanobu Ito’s press to increase worldwide sales to 6 million vehicles in the financial year finishing March 31, 2017, from 4.01 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. By 2016, the Jazz/Fit hatchback and its Vezel crossover and City sedan variants will certainly make up worldwide sales of 1.6 million devices, Ito claims.
The Vezel’s European version will certainly contend against vehicles such as the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.