Honda Jazz SUV on sale

19 Dec, 2013 12:10pm Jonathan Burn

Honda Jazz-based SUV arrives in showrooms in Japan ahead of 2015 UK launch

Sales of the all-new Honda Vezel SUV have kicked off in Japan, although the Nissan Juke rival won't arrive in the UK until early 2015. Honda won't use the Vezel name when it arrives in the UK and the engine line-up will differ, but the rest of the package will remain.

Honda small SUV revealed

Based on the same platform as the next-generation Honda Jazz, the Vezel takes many of its styling cues from the CR-Z coupe. The narrow grille, raked back headlights and sloping roofline give it a more sporting and coupe-like appearance. Practicality hasn’t been compromised, however, with 453 litres of boot space available - dwarfing the Nissan Juke’s 251 litres.

In the UK, Honda’s Urban SUV is likely to adopt the same engine line-up as the Jazz it’s based on and feature the manufacturer’s fuel-efficient Earth Dreams units, including the Civic’s 1.6-litre diesel. The hybrid powertrain from the Jazz could also be used for the UK spec models, making it the first compact SUV offered with hybrid running gear.

Confirmation of specifications, engine options and a name for the UK model will be announce closer to its launch in 2015.

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£10 says it's HR-V

Nice car but I am baffled that it won't go on sale in the UK until 2015 when it's just going on sale in Japan. Honda seem to take for ever to get cars to the market place in Europe. Same story with the mk3 Jazz and forthcoming Civic Type R. You think they would be a little more keen to get those dwindling sales figures up!

Is this supposed to be the successor to the long-gone Honda HR-V? Why does it have to look like a piece of hand soap? I really miss the "ute-character" despite it's small size.

come on Honda get this car on sale asap!!!! it 1.6d..80 mpg..keep her lit.

who's sexier, amy willerton or honda suv? bring it here, honda!