Honda Urban SUV Concept Debut

Here are full pix and details of the Honda Urban SUV Concept, which previews a future global B-segment SUV based on the centre tank layout next generation Honda Jazz platform. It makes its global debut at Detroit 2013. It’s production competitors are cars like the Juke and EcoSport.

Honda also announced that the production car will go on sale in Japan by the end of this year, while other countries will receive it in sequential introductions.

Considering that Detroit is the location of its debut, Honda has announced North American availability. For North America, it will be built at Honda’s new plant in Mexico in Spring 2014, with sales to begin by the end of 2014.

Honda makes no specific mentions on powertrain except that it will be powered by Earth Dreams Technology, and that it will be available with three types of power – petrol, diesel as well as hybrid. You can read our write-up on Earth Dreams Technology to learn about Honda’s next gen powertrains.