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I have seen pictures of the Honda Vezel from the Tokyo Motor Show and it looks identical to the HRV.

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So what will the differences be between the two?
 

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Yes it is! The front end of the Vezel is shorter while the HR-V is longer; possible a bigger engine inside?

It has been sold since 2012 in South America, Europe and Japan. It is just now, that Honda U.S.A has decide to offer this CUV to the U.S. marketplace.

I think that the new HR-V will get sound proofing in the base model while the other models did not have that feature only the Hybrid version came with sound proofing.

The AWD option should have a 1.5 liter turbo or higher performance engine too. 130 h.p. is kind of lame for the HR-V and with AWD it would be laughable!

I like to see larger wheels options maybe from the CR-V in the HR-V model!

A EX-L or SE model could get leather seats and other extras too but may take till 2018 to come to the U.S.

Sound like Honda decided to go the take it nice and slow route in offering engine options and possible trim packages too. I think maybe a year after the base model - 2015; they will do the Hybrid - 2016 and then a year after that the turbo version 2017.
 

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Yes it is! The front end of the Vezel is shorter while the HR-V is longer; possible a bigger engine inside?

It has been sold since 2012 in South America, Europe and Japan. It is just now, that Honda U.S.A has decide to offer this CUV to the U.S. marketplace.

I think that the new HR-V will get sound proofing in the base model while the other models did not have that feature only the Hybrid version came with sound proofing.

The AWD option should have a 1.5 liter turbo or higher performance engine too. 130 h.p. is kind of lame for the HR-V and with AWD it would be laughable!

I like to see larger wheels options maybe from the CR-V in the HR-V model!

A EX-L or SE model could get leather seats and other extras too but may take till 2018 to come to the U.S.

Sound like Honda decided to go the take it nice and slow route in offering engine options and possible trim packages too. I think maybe a year after the base model - 2015; they will do the Hybrid - 2016 and then a year after that the turbo version 2017.
No its just the angle of the photograph mostly, although there are different bumper requirements for NA vs Japan
 

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The Japanese models always get better stuff, i can be sure that we will be missing a number of cool things that only the japanese get.
 

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So you think that the Japanese will get more features than the US model? Do you think that there are any features that the US will get that Japan won't?

It must have been a no-brainer for Honda to bring it to America since the car basically existed beforehand in entirety.
 

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So you think that the Japanese will get more features than the US model? Do you think that there are any features that the US will get that Japan won't?

It must have been a no-brainer for Honda to bring it to America since the car basically existed beforehand in entirety.


I think it depends on what the competition models will be package against the upcoming HR-V! Honda usually like to under power the vehicle in terms of h.p. Honda engines always have a certain low torque pep compare to it competition. Also, Honda likes to make sure the wheels are one sizes smaller then the competition standard model. Look for Jeep Renegade to set the standard for Honda's HR-V features, model offerings and accessories.
 

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Why would Honda purposely make their vehicles under powered and smaller tires and lower torque? That doesn't seem like a very good way to sell cars. What's the thought behind that?
 

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So you think that the Japanese will get more features than the US model? Do you think that there are any features that the US will get that Japan won't?

It must have been a no-brainer for Honda to bring it to America since the car basically existed beforehand in entirety.
Yes I do. Im not sure what exactly since i haven't kept up with anything new available in japan and the U.S. only old 90's models.
There will be differences, thats for sure.
 

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Why would Honda purposely make their vehicles under powered and smaller tires and lower torque? That doesn't seem like a very good way to sell cars. What's the thought behind that?
I think Honda objective is fuel efficiency and profit margin. By slightly undersizing engine size along with wheel size it cost less while providing more gas mileage.
 

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By the way; I think I will get the RED if it is offer in a bright red color instead of the traditional dark red of the Accord sedan. They show the bright red colors for advertising display but you cannot actually get that color in an Accord sedan. It might be offered in the Accord coupe. The RED shown in the Tokyo Show is okay too! But I not a fan of the dark cranberry read that is only red available for the Accord.
 

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always liked the red on the accord and it always seemed like they shared a lot of their colors among a wide range of their vehicles, maybe something that can happen
 

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The wheels on the HR-V press photo appear to be the 17" available on the Vezel. Also the HR-V dropped the Vezel's LED headlights.
 

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It has been sold since 2012 in South America, Europe and Japan. It is just now, that Honda U.S.A has decide to offer this CUV to the U.S. marketplace.
Actually the VEZEL went on sale in Japan on Dec20th 2013 and is not currently sold anywhere else in the world. The original Honda HR-V ended production in 2006.
 
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