Strengthening its sports-car activity, Honda also revealed the mid-engine S660 Concept sports model.
The new Urban SUV will be launched in Europe during 2015, with the name of the European model being confirmed nearer to launch.
The exterior design of the new model is close to that of an SUV, with coupé-like styling in its upper body. The sharp character lines create an inspiring and emotional exterior design. The interior is designed to create a high-quality space for the driver and front passenger and comfort and functionality for those in the rear.
In Japan, Honda will launch both hybrid and petrol models of the Vezel. The hybrid model will be equipped with Sport Hybrid i-DCD that combines a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine with a high-output motor. The petrol model will also be equipped with a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine. Adopting new-generation powertrain technologies, the Vezel delivers both a dynamic driving character and excellent fuel economy for both models.
The S660 Concept aims to deliver nimble and dynamic driving, outstanding stability and a dynamic design that are only possible with a mid-ship layout.
Designed for the Japanese kei-car market, the model is being developed towards mass production in 2015.