Honda has announced that it will be showing off a new crossover concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, called the “Urban SUV Concept.”
The photo doesn’t show much and all Honda says about the concept is that it’s “a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior.”
It will likely be the crossover variant of the Honda Fit. Honda is hoping to more than double Fit sales, and it will do so by introducing more body styles to the small sub-compact, specifically a crossover and a sedan.
While details are unknown, it is possible that this newest Fit-based crossover could use the brand’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmision that AutoGuide recently had a chance to test. As for engines, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine is a possibility, as well as Honda’s larger 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit.
Either way, it will almost certainly feature Honda’s new Earth Dreams engine technology, designed to maximize fuel efficiency.