Honda Urban SUV Concept Bound for Production

2013 Detroit Auto Show


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    Honda Urban SUV Concept. | January 14, 2013

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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.

Comments

  • orbit9090 orbit9090 Posts:

    This new 2014 Honda Urban mini SUV will compete nicely with SUVs in the same size class built off subcompact car platforms, such as the 2014 Kia Soul and 2014 Buick Encore. The Honda, however, will most likely provide superior efficiency and driving dynamics. Currently, Toyota and Hyundai and Chevrolet do not offer any vehicle that slots within this specific mini-ute niche. Perhaps they will also get into the mini SUV game.

  • vrooomf1 vrooomf1 Posts:

    I hope you (Honda) read this. Whatever the engine you've planned on is, don't forget what you're competing with (Nissan Juke 188hp). So that means knowing the directions you're leaning to lately you'll probably need a SI version otherwise you won't get the business of people like me (dynamic & sporty). My Integra '99 (over 140K miles) is waiting for its replacement, a fun vehicle in your line-up otherwise... One thing strikes me as a F1 fan, Honda mastered the turbo engine in the 80's and won several world championships but nowadays a lot of automakers have brought back the turbo along with direct injection... and there is so far no turbo engine in the Honda line-up???

  • screwball71 screwball71 Posts:

    Let me just go on record and say that Honda's 2.3L from the 98-02 Honda Accord was EVERYTHING a 4 cyl should be. With that being said, I HATED that dam 2.4L in the 04-12 Accords. I hope they bring back a 4 cyl that mimics a V6 to power this thing a la the 98-02 Accord. Who wants to drive a fun car uninspiring 4 cylinder? Ain't nobody got time for dat!

  • screwball71 screwball71 Posts:

    *who wants to drive a fun car with an uninspiring 4 cylinder engine? ... I got a bit ahead of myself.

  • atenza94546 atenza94546 Posts:

    Did Honda have a small SUV/CUV the HRV outside of U.S. already ?

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