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Honda teases Urban SUV Concept

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    Honda plans to reveal the Urban SUV Concept at its Detroit Auto Show press conference.

Honda has released an image of the Urban SUV Concept it will unveil at Detroit motor show.

Billing it as “a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior,” Honda has teased a new, compact “Urban SUV Concept” that it will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013.

Though Honda failed to release any details with its teaser image, we can see that the concept borrows heavily from the current CR-V’s school of design.

Given the “global” and “urban” descriptors, we’d expect it to be quite a bit smaller than the current CR-V, which likely puts it in the same segment as the MINI Cooper Countryman.

Honda was rumoured to be working on a crossover based on its popular Fit hatchback, which would likely put it in the subcompact category instead of the compact category.

At the same time, though, three crossovers that differ only slightly in size don't make a sound business case, so we're not sure where this concept will be positioned (if Honda decides to build it).

Honda plans to reveal the Urban SUV Concept at its Detroit Auto Show press conference, and those not in attendance can still follow along via a live streaming webcast.

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  • Honda needs to stop producing concepts and get on with the job of once again producing desirable cars. They used to be the most innovative Japanese car company, producing brilliantly engineered, sporty cars with cutting edge engines, responsive handling and unique designs. Their racing DNA was evident in all of their vehicles. How times have changed. Over the last five years or more, they've become lazy, choosing to rely on past glories rather than setting the pace for others to follow. They've become the new Toyota where mediocrity is not only acceptable, but maybe even desirable. They need to ditch the American influence on design and engineering, get back into motorsport, and send their beancounters back to the catacombs where they belong.

    Rob of Taylors Lakes Posted on 12 December 2012 7:34pm

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