Honda Vezel 2023 : Photos of a wrapped Honda HR-V have sparked speculation that Honda Atlas Cars Limited (HACL) is planning to enter Pakistan’s crossover SUV market.
The SUV was sighted in Pakistan, sporting the same wrap as the 11th generation Honda Civic test car that came before it. HACL is keeping the details under wraps as usual — no pun intended — but the new SUV is expected to launch in late 2022 or early 2023.
In early 2021, Honda introduced the HR-V, also known as the Honda Vezel in Japan, as a direct competitor to the Toyota C-HR, Corolla Cross, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, and other compact crossover SUVs.
It is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 118 horsepower (hp) and 145 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, which is solely sent to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox. HR-V produces 151 horsepower and 267 Nm of torque in a hybrid setup.
Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, lane keep assist, automated braking, traffic sign reading, lane departure warning, and other Honda Sensing features are available on the HR-V.
According to reports, HACL will likely launch the HR-V in Pakistan in its hybrid mode, although it is unclear if it would be a locally constructed vehicle or a completely built-up (CBU) import. As a result, nothing can be revealed about its cost at this time.