2018 Electric and Hybrid Cars

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2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid – RS Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

As successful Honda Vezel already is, its hybrid variant takes performance and efficiency one step further. Following the generational life cycle of 2017 model, 2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid is bringing an array of upgrades in its powertrain.

What’s in for the biggest surprise is the availability of several standard features. Honda might even look forward to presenting new design cues both in the car’s exterior and interior.
2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid - front

2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid Exterior and Interior look

2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid is borrowing exterior design cues from its predecessor as the 2017 year Honda Vezel has a pretty good style quotient. What’s likely to get changed is the front fascia as the grille may wear a new styling with chrome accents.

The headlights are also up for a change in design as jewel style LEDs are to be incorporated along with bi-functional daytime running lights. Down below, a refreshed bumper might complement a change in the lower fascia. New aluminum alloy wheels will come in the size options of both 17 and 18 inches options.

This upcoming Honda Vezel Hybrid is also coming up with beefed up wheel arches. The rear spoiler will integrate stop light, and the taillights are getting dual strip LEDs. Lastly, the rear bumper will change in styling as new quad exhausts are on Honda’s cards.

The interior cabin of 2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid is also coming up with significant improvements. One of the most prominent changes would be the luxury quotient. Honda is set to include Nappa leather upholstery in the seats along with soft touch materials in the dashboard, center console and door panels.

2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid - interior

Powertrain

Honda has come a long way in improving hybrid powertrains for achieving maximum efficiency. This persistence of Honda will shine out in this 2018 Vezel Hybrid as its powertrain is suspected of delivering outputs of more than 150 HP of power and 118 lb-ft of torque.

This hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine and 22 kW electric motor which sends power only to the front wheels. This unit will be mated to a 7-speed twin clutch transmission, and there will be an option for both 2WD and AWD.  It is expected, that fuel economy stay around 43 mpg in city, 38 mph on highways and 40 mpg combined.

Safety and Competitors

Along with revamped powertrain and styling, 2018 Vezel Hybrid is bringing along a slew of safety technologies including:

  • Multi-stage Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Parking Sensors
  • Safety Locks

2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid - rear

Price and Release Date

As there’s lack of official information regarding price, experts have assumed 2018 Honda Vezel Hybrid to come with a price range of $27,400 to $32,200. At this range, this new Vezel Hybrid may go up against the likes of Hyundai Ioniq and Chevrolet Malibu.

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