Honda has revealed the 2018 Vezel (HR-V) for Japan. The Honda Vezel was introduced in 2013 and has now received a minor facelift for 2018.
The 2018 Honda Vezel features subtle exterior changes over the old model. At the front, the facelift brings a more upright upper grille that flows into full LED headlights, the LED fog lamp housing is bigger and the bumper has gone through minor styling revisions. However the updated model’s rear-end and interior is yet to be revealed.
The new Honda Vezel gets Honda Sensing as standard. The outgoing model is available with this suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features in some grades only. Currently, the following Honda Sensing features are available:
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lead Car Departure Notification System
- False Start Prevention Function
Honda Vezel comes with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-liter i-VTEC+DCD hybrid (petrol-electric) engines. In the petrol model, the engine produces 131 PS and 155 Nm of torque. In the hybrid model, the maximum power and maximum torque are rated at 132 PS and 156 Nm respectively. The electric motor generates 29.5 PS and 160 Nm of torque. The fuel economy rating (JC08) of the old Honda Vezel is 20.6 km/l (petrol)/27 km/l (hybrid).
Honda will release complete details of the facelifted Honda Vezel (facelifted HR-V) on 15 February, 2018. The global rollout is expected to take place soon after.