This is the very first photo of the production version of the Honda Vezel SUV that debuted on the Tokyo Motor Show in November. The Honda Vezel will be made in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture, production will start in the first quarter of next year. The production version will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will likely be called ‘Honda CR-U‘ in China, for connection with the popular Honda CR-V.
The Honda Vezel.
The Honda Vezel/CR-U is based on the same platform as the Honda Fit that is already in production at Guangzhou-Honda. The Chinese variant will be powered by 1.5 and 1.5 turbo petrol engines. The new SUV will compete with fine cars such as the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008; small-size SUV’s with a premium look and feel. The Honda Vezel/CR-U will also be built in Mexico for North American markets.