Amarillo Car News: Honda Vezel
If you’ve been keeping up with Honda news, as we do here at Southwest Honda in Amarillo, you may have heard some discussion about the new Honda Urban SUV, which debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Honda is going to release the new compact crossover, which is currently called the Honda Vezel in Japan, later this year in the U.S. A hybrid version of the vehicle has already been released in Japan and has quickly become one of the most popular new cars in the country.
The U.S. version of the Vezel will be a standard gasoline vehicle and smaller than Honda’s current U.S. SUV option, the CR-V. Its exterior will resemble both the Honda Fit and the CR-V with some of its own unique design elements like hidden rear door handles. Its interior will be completely black and include innovative tech features like touch-screen climate controls.
In terms of performance, Honda enthusiasts expect the new compact crossover to impress. Its 1.5-liter, i-VTECH engine will allow for easy, rapid acceleration and maximized fuel efficiency. Additionally, continuously variable transmission, a staple in most new Honda cars, will allow the Vezel to offer a smooth, efficient ride.
As compact crossovers like the Subaru XV Crosstrek and Nissan Juke become more and more popular, creating a model like the Vezel seems like a natural choice for Honda. Southwest Honda is most certainly excited about the arrival of the U.S. version of the Vezel to our dealership later this year. We’ll keep you posted with more news about the Vezel and more car news in general! So, keep checking back!