The 2014 Honda Urban SUV Concept: What We Expect From the Future Car
The 2014 Honda Urban SUV made its world premiere at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and many drivers in the Frankfort area are understandably excited. Now the Honda Urban SUV will make its way to our showroom here at Community Honda of Orland Park sometime next year. Not much in terms of specifics have been released, but we expect that, based on the reputation Honda has for showing off nearly production-ready show cars, that the Honda Urban SUV will resemble the car unveiled in Detroit. Here’s what we know and what we can guess about this upcoming compact crossover.
A New Small Honda Crossover
The new vehicle may or may not be called the 2014 Urban SUV, after the concept — that’s up in the air. What’s sure is that it will be situated beneath the CR-V in the Honda crossover lineup. The production vehicle will probably closely match the dimensions of the concept, and that would mean a vehicle that’s nine inches shorter than the CR-V, making it more maneuverable and easier to park in a crowded city environment. It will also share some important features with the 2013 Honda Fit, the compact hatchback that’s been such a hit around the world.
The vehicle will share the center-mounted gas tank feature with the Fit, which allows for expanded cargo space. Another feature borrowed from the Fit will be the Magic Seat, which allows for the rear seats and passenger’s seat to be folded in a number of configurations to maximize cargo space.
Another feature that the new compact crossover will sport is a newly developed high-tech Earth Dreams powertrain. These new direct-injection engines provide superior power and efficiency numbers. At least in North American markets, the Honda Urban SUV will probably receive either a 2.4L four-cylinder engine or a 3.5L V6 engine. It’s possible that Honda might make a version with a smaller engine paired with the Integrated Motor Assist system, but that remains to be seen.
Visit Community Honda of Orland Park
If you’re not sure you’re ready to wait for the 2014 Honda Urban SUV Concept to come out sometime next year, then visit Community Honda of Orland Park, your local Frankfort area Honda dealer, to check out the current vehicles in our inventory. The current Honda lineup has something for everyone, so come visit us today!