Honda Urban SUV Concept Bound for Production

2013 Detroit Auto Show


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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Honda Urban SUV Concept, which slots in below the 2013 Honda CR-V in terms of size and price, debuted on Monday at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and is bound for production.
  • Derived from the Honda Fit, the small SUV is slated to hit the U.S. market in 2014, said Honda.
  • The Honda Urban SUV Concept is 9 inches shorter than the 2013 Honda CR-V.

DETROIT — The Honda Urban SUV Concept, which slots in below the 2013 Honda CR-V in terms of size and price, debuted on Monday at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and is bound for production.

Derived from the Honda Fit, the small SUV is slated to hit the U.S. market in 2014, said Honda. The company said the small SUV will be manufactured along with the Fit at Honda's Celaya, Mexico plant, which is set to open in spring 2014.

The Honda Urban SUV Concept is 9 inches shorter than the 2013 Honda CR-V. The concept is 169.3 inches long.

The upcoming small Honda SUV will get the center-stack layout on the Fit, along with flexible seating, next-generation telematics and a "modern interior," the company said.

The base 2013 Honda CR-V LX 2WD starts at $23,625, including an $830 destination charge. Honda did not specify pricing for the new small SUV, but it presumably would cost around $20,000.

While Honda did not provide fuel economy estimates on the new small SUV, it clearly is designed to help the automaker meet its fuel-efficiency goals. The 2013 Honda CR-V 2WD returns 23 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Edmunds says: It wouldn't be surprising if the production version of the Honda Urban SUV Concept aims for the 40 mpg mark.

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