Almost five months ago in February, Honda unveiled its 7th generation crossover Vezel in Japan and European countries.
According to the Pakwheels blog, the model is placed under CR-V in the Honda portfolio. The car is called Honda Vezel [in Japan], while known as HR-V in other markets.
The car rests on a new platform, “GN”, which is similar to the one in 7th generation Honda City as well as the current new generation of Honda Fit.
Here are the features of the Honda Vezel 2021.
The new HR-V carries a more angular, straight-edged look than its predecessor. ore of a like crossover coupe with extreme roofline slopes “B “pillar onwards on the side profile.
Autoexpress UK blog wrote that some light design inspiration for the design came from last year’s Honda e:Concept prototype.
Like the concept, it features a broad radiator grille and a rakish profile, with a roofline that’s 20mm lower than the old car’s. Honda has also increased the HR-V’s ride height by 10mm and fitted larger 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, adding to its bold new stance. The rest of the car has clean and simple surfacing.
Honda Vezel Hybrid Interior features a new and modernized infotainment system. It comes compatible with Android and Apple CarPlay.The car has leather-tr
immed seats, an automatic climate control system, features a start-stop button, Bluetooth connectivity, and a monitoring system for tire pressure (TPMS).
The gear lever console also features a unique chrome strip that ends in the driver footwell, while showing a very familiar Honda steering wheel and instrument cluster are other additions. The slim horizontal air vents go full-length, and Honda introduced the knob type control for side vent opening and closing.
The crossover also has a panoramic roof and overall gives a new-gen car feel.
According to Pakwheels, in Japan, a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC non-hybrid, as well as a two-motor Hybrid system, will be available. As for Hybrid, it might be similar to the new Honda fit, fitted with a 1.5L i-VTEC petrol with a two-motor hybrid system.
In the hybrid version, the company reportedly has smoothed out the brake feel and re-tuned the Sporty Hybrid i-DCD system which offers highly responsive acceleration.
According to AutoExpress, the battery pack has 60 cells, compared to 48 in the Jazz, to account for the HR-V’s added mass. The system also has a slightly higher combined output of 129bhp and 253Nm of torque, to offset the car’s added bulk. This propels the car from 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds.
The important safety features include Lane Keeping Support, Collision Mitigation Brake Adaptive Cruise Control Traffic Sign Recognition Blind Spot Information, Hill-Descent Control, Multi-View Camera, to name a few.
Note: These features are for the international versions of the car and no details regarding the car’s launch in Pakistan are known yet.