The awe-inspiring Honda Vezel has gotten some astounding response in the Japanese market. Honda launched the Vezel in its homegrown country Japan on 19th December and within a span of 24 days from the launch, the company received bookings for 24,900 Vezel in the market. The Vezel is the company's first ever compact SUV that is developed on the Honda’s Urban SUV Concept. The company has designed the Vezel for the segment of customers who crave for thrills of an SUV but in a compact design.
The Honda Vezel comes in two different set of powertrains in the Japanese market. The conventional Vezel is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. While, the hybrid variants are powered by Honda's newly developed sport hybrid i-DCD powertrain that combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 30 BHP electric motor. Both powertrain options are available in 2WD and 4WD layout. Honda has employed the CVT transmission on Vezel Hybrid rather than using the dual clutch transmission.
The smart Honda Vezel is due for its introduction in the European markets by 2014 mid-past while the US I likely to witness the Vezel on its roads by the end of this year. However, the sky touching price of the Vezel ( has made the automaker to abort the introduction of Vezel in the Indian market. However, the company is developing a low-budget compact SUV for the competitive markets like India. The new C-SUV is anticipated to be developed on the Brio platform.