Honda has unveiled the all-new Vezel in Japan (HR-V for us in Malaysia) for the first time in a digital launch to welcome the new decade. The car will be available in the Japanese market from April 2021 onwards.
Not much of the car has been revealed in detail however Honda did mention that it will available with a 1.5-litre engine paired to a CVT gearbox. It will also feature Honda’s e:HEV two-motor hybrid system.
There will be three different drive modes – Normal, Sport and Econ – along with all-wheel drive capabilities.
At the front, the new crossover’s grille now follows after the body colour along with the addition of dynamic turn signals in the hybrid variants. Also available now is the hands-free powered tailgate feature.
Inside, the all-new HR-V infotainment display is no longer integrated into the dashboard but instead given a floating effect, much like the new generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. It was also pointed out that the cabin lights can now be activated with touch-sensitive controls.
The air conditioning system now comes with what Honda calls the “Breeze outlet” which creates a “soft wind flow” in the cabin. The controls to create a “comfortable breeze-like flow” is located at both ends of the dashboard.
For safety, the all-new HRV utilises a front wide angle camera for its Honda Sensing features such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, lane keeping assist, and off-road deviation suppression function. It’s also available with a blind spot monitor, and auto high beam.
Other new additions to the all-new Vezel/HR-V includes the Honda Digital Key that uses a smartphone as a key, in-car Wi-Fi, and automatic map update service.