It seems like Honda wants to get in on small-SUV craze and is showing off this Urban SUV Concept, which will foreshadow a new product in 2014.
Using the same platform as the Honda Fit, this Urban SUV Concept aims to provide city dwellers with a fuel efficient, yet spacious vehicle.
The Urban SUV Concept looks reasonable for a concept, although the LED heavy headlights and handles will likely not make it to the finished product. Overall, expect the design to stay similar once it heads into production.
The all-new vehicle based on this concept is expected to land in Japanese markets at the end of 2013, and in the US in early 2014.
The concept is significantly smaller than the CR-V, measuring 9 inches shorter than the bigger vehicle, making it perfect for urbanites. The useful magic-seat setup that was seen in the Fit will be present here, as well an efficient Earth Dreams engine, promising a combination of versatility and fuel efficiency.
Finally, the styling of the concept shows off a new design language that indicates Honda isn’t afraid to get design-heavy to take on rivals like the Nissan Juke. The rear door handles are masked well, and makes the small SUV look like a coupe on first look.
The new vehicle will be manufactured in Mexico, along with the Fit.
GALLERY: Honda Urban SUV Concept
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