Honda’s Creta Rival ‘Vezel’ SUV Launching Next Year In India

Honda HR-V or Honda Vezel India

The Honda Vezel also know as HR-V is one of the safest Honda SUVs out there, and adorns a captivating exterior with a suite of interior features

Honda has reportedly been considering the arrival of Vezel aka HR-V in the domestic market for long and it could arrive sometime late next year or in early 2020 as we previously speculated. Recently, Honda unveiled the updated version the compact crossover for the American market and its tweaked styling may hold significance for us, as it could be the model reaching India.

Apart from receiving several improvements on the mechanical side, as well as styling front with the inclusion of new technologies compared to the previous model, a number of connectivity and convenience bits have also been introduced. The HR-V is one of the best-looking SUVs Honda has in its global portfolio.

Honda has been wary of upgrading its safety techs continuously on its vehicles and thus the new Vezel receives upgraded Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. along with revisions to the Honda Sensing suite. As part of the standard kit, the Honda Sensing is offered from the EX and top-end grades of the HR-V.

It is a strategy to include the safety system in all vehicles sold in the US by 2022 and will eventually make its way to other markets. The 2019 version of Honda Vezel has received Honda Sensing – with features like Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist and Collision Mitigation – for the first time in nearly two decades of presence.

2019 Honda HR-V

Honda has made changes to the Vezel in its latest avatar along with making improvements to the CVT transmission, top-end AWD system, new connectivity options, along with including 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray and streaming video capability, CabinTalk in-car PA system and CabinControl, variable ratio electric power steering and sound deadening.

The debut of Honda Vezel or HR-V has long been anticipated considering the popularity of compact SUVs like Hyundai Creta. We reckon the HR-V would also rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass among other SUVs. It will go on sale after the arrival of new-gen CR-V (later this year) and the Civic sedan (early 2019) in a year or so from now on to consolidate Honda’s premium fleet.