2013 Detroit Auto Show: Honda Urban SUV concept
Honda unveiled its new Honda Jazz platform based Urban SUV concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in North America. With this unveiling, Honda has joined the compact SUV bandwagon and has confirmed that this concept will make it into production soon and will be on sale in Japan by the end of this year.
Looking similar to Korean rival Hyundai's Veloster, the Urban SUV concept is nine inches shorter than bigger brother CR-V while just being eight inches longer than the next-generation Jazz's platform. The Urban SUV will use Honda's Earth Dreams technology diesel engine, an ideal fit for the Indian market. In a press conference last year, Honda had announced that they will first roll out a new Jazz on a new platform and then afterwards within the next two years, launch a new City and SUV based on the same platform. Going by this logic, the Urban SUV should be on the Indian roads by 2015. The plans also outline the launch of the Brio-based sedan, the Amaze this year.
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