Style meets performance
Energy efficient at 15km/L
Sporty look without compromising function
Hybrids can be costly to maintain
Difficult to find high-quality maintenance
The Honda Vezel Hybrid takes fuel efficiency and hybrid performance to a whole new level.
The Honda Vezel is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda. The vehicle was first introduced to the Japanese market in late 2013, and now there is a hybrid version of the Vezel available in most countries which offers superior fuel efficiency and features for consumers.
The Vezel Hybrid switches from conventional engine running petrol to one that runs on battery depending on how you drive. The Vezel Hybrid’s in-car multimedia unit allows drivers to check the efficiency of each drive quite easily. The performance of the Vezel Hybrid is impressive especially for a family SUV. The 1.5-litre engine produces 150bhp and 155Nm of torque which is far more generous than the Toyota Prius' 120bhp and 142Nm of torque.
We also absolutely love the gadgets and features the Vezel Hybrid offers. Almost all controls on the dashboard are touch only. With CarPlay you can simply plug and play your iPhone and the phone’s screen will show up on the wide display – no more annoying scrolling for your favourite tune on your phone while driving. You can also display videos and apps, this is especially useful for navigating the streets with Google Maps.
The hands-free buttons on the wheel are very handy which you can use to switch source, control volumes, pick calls and even ask Siri questions while on the road. The Vezel is also generously fitted out with HDMI and 2 USB ports which can be quite useful. This car is ideally designed for young families with its spacious boot enough to comfortably fit s load of groceries.
In terms of safety the anti-collision brake assist feature is commendable. This is a life-saving feature for drivers who may be slow to react to situations. Honda’s city brake assist is also specifically designed to help avoid or mitigate low speed accidents.
Finally, let’s not forget that the hybrid in an environmentally-friendly way of driving and leads to improving the climate change situation for Bangladesh’s future. Although hybrid vehicles can be costly to maintain and service especially in Bangladesh, there is slowly becoming an abundance of Honda Hybrid Vezels in the main cities and we expect for more mechanics to be around to help maintain Hybrid Vezels at more affordable prices.
The Vezel Hybrid is an ideal choice for young families on the go who are after fuel efficiency and reliability with a conscious effort to save the environment. This together with the Vezel’s aesthetically well-designed exterior makes the Honda Vezel Hybrid a no brainer if you are looking for a hybrid family car.