At most big auto shows like the 2013 North American International Auto Show, the concept cars on display on the convention floor are fancy, futuristic designs that will probably never be built. They exist to show what could exist, not what we'll probably be driving in a couple years.
This year's Honda Urban SUV Concept steps away from the sci-fi angle to reveal a vehicle ready to hit the road soon. On display in Detroit, the concept looks to add a line to Honda's small SUV market in the U.S. sometime in 2014.
According to Honda's statement, this Urban SUV Concept looks to provide fun with fuel efficient. The latter is a constant theme of most designs here at NAIAS, The new vehicle will include the latest version of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology – an overall eco-driving system.
It's called a small SUV, but you could just as easily tag it a large hatchback. It measure 169.3 inches long, or nine inches shorter than the Honda CR-V. Its frame and fuel tank placement are inspired by the smaller Honda Fit.
This small SUV will be built along with the Fit, probably in Honda's Mexico-based factories.