Saturday, January 19, 2013

Honda offers insight into the new small SUV

Honda offers insight into the new small SUV

Bryan Laviolette, the Detroit Bureau

What, did you expect an element redux?

Two years after the end of production of the boxy intentionally ugly duckling element, Honda showed the urban concept SUV, a thinly veiled look at a new small crossover, which will show in the slot below the CR-V in the Honda lineup at the Detroit car. Competitors are the quirky Nissan Juke and the Fiat 500 L, an XXL version of the tiny Fiat 500.

During the Trucklet of profile small crossover is similar to many others - including big brother CR-V - a unique upswept character line, the speed recommended. The as-still-unnamed production version of Honda's global compact series platform, the same as the Honda fit is built. Honda builds also on the same assembly line in Mexico as the fit.

As the industry moves to smaller vehicles with better fuel economy, are probably small transitions into the Urbans multiply class. And Honda will sell a lot of them. "It is expected to help double production worldwide to give urban vehicles on the platform of the global compact series more than 1.5 million units."

No one has more success with small cars as Honda had this urban SUV concept creates a new value in the growing small-SUV segment,"said John Mendel, executive Vice President of sales at American Honda. "With the further expansion of our North American manufacturing operations, we expect more fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive"small"cars play a key role in meeting the needs of our customers in the United States"

The North American International Auto show is expected to be dominated by small cars and compact SUVs and crossovers. Click to discover here, to read about some of the other small Utes break on this year's fair.

Concept measures 169.3 cm long, nine centimeters shorter than the CR-V, Honda says it makes it ideal for "navigation in crowded streets both open roads."

Honda said that its Earth dreams technology urban use for increased fuel efficiency. Inside it is can be similar to a layout function, which is like the fit, including his trick MagicSeat configured for a wide variety of passenger and cargo options. Honda does not show the Interior of the vehicle, but you said it modern and feature the latest telematics technology.

Urban latest North American plant near Celaya, Mexico, is produced along with the fit expected opened Hondas in the spring of 2014. While the new SUV in the US market, it will sell Honda in many other markets around the world.

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