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Subcompact Honda SUV heads to Detroit Auto Show

Concept could preview a new Fit-based vehicle.

By AutoWeek Dec 11, 2012 9:27AM
Honda Urban SUV Concept (© American Honda Motor Co., Inc.)

 

 

 

Honda will unveil a subcompact car-based SUV -- smaller than the CR-V crossover -- at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the automaker said Tuesday.

 

Given that Honda plans to build a crossover based on the Fit platform at its Mexico plant in 2014, this concept likely will preview what that vehicle will resemble.

 

In a release, Honda said the vehicle "is a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior."

 

Honda declined to give further details.

 

-- Mark Rechtin

 

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3Comments
Jan 14, 2013 4:51AM
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That's just great!  Another ugly crossover.  Hey Honda, do us a favor and bring the N-Box to the States.  Those of us who owned Element's sure would appreciate it.  It might not have been the prettiest thing to look at, but the Element was one of the best vehicles I ever owned.
Dec 11, 2012 10:58AM
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Personally, I will be shocked if the Fit-SUV/CUV/whatever is sold here.  When I first read about a Fit-SUV being made in Mexico my first thought was "Gee, that's for the Mexican market to compete with the Chevrolet Captiva".

Maybe I was wrong and it's going to be a Kia Soul/Scion xB/Nissan Juke competitor?

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