2014 HONDA VEZEL
Honda's small new SUV, teased as a concept and revealed in leaked images earlier this month, has finally made its production debut at this week's Tokyo Motor Show.
Destined for a Japanese debut late next year, the Vezel will be offered with small petrol and diesel engines. And, while not confirmed, both front- and all-wheel-drive options are expected.
In Japan, powertrains will include the 87kW/144Nm 1.5 petrol four-cylinder found in the new Jazz, along with a 100kW/170Nm petrol-electric hybrid, again similar to the system used in the new Jazz Hybrid.
The new SUV has kept much of its concept styling, including a largely identical profile and rear-end design.
The front-end has also changed little, with only a simplified headlight internal design and a slightly narrower grill frame.
More details on the Vezel will be revealed on December 19, when the new compact SUV goes on sale in Japan.