Honda Vezel SUV revealed in Tokyo

Honda Vezel SUV revealed in Tokyo

Production version of the Honda Urban SUV concept, first shown earlier this year, shown for the first time

Honda has revealed its Nissan Juke-rivalling compact crossover SUV in final production form at the Tokyo Motorshow.

Hitherto called only the Urban SUV since its unveiling in concept form in Detroit in January, it’s now been named Vezel in Japan, though Honda Europe staff were at pains to point out in public that no decision has been made about using the same name when UK sales start in 2015. In private they are more forthright, one saying there was ‘no chance at all of the name being used.’

Whatever it’s called it will launch into a burgeoning marketplace where offering include not just the Juke, but the Mini Countryman, Vauxhall Mokka and, by the time it’s launched, the Ford EcoSport too.

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