On The Cover Review: Honda Urban SUV Concept
Editor's Note: Welcome to our annual look at the concept vehicles that were revealed to the world at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Part of determining used vehicle values is predicting the future. With that in mind, it makes sense to look at what the manufacturers believe the future will bring us. Whether it’s new ways to power vehicles or new ways to package them, there are lots of great ideas on the horizon. This is the fifth in a series of The Automobile Red Book’s annual review of some of the best concepts from COBO Hall.
Goldilocks would love the Honda Urban SUV Concept. Because while she may think the popular CR-V is too big, and the compact Fit is too small, she’ll think the Urban SUV is just right. Over the years, the CR-V has grown in size to the point where it almost isn’t a compact anymore. That’s why Honda believes the Urban SUV will be popular. For the most part, there is nothing particularly outstanding about the Urban SUV concept—it’s just a Honda SUV that’s smaller than a CR-V. So you aren’t going to find hydrogen power or fingerprint scanners or any of that other futuristic nonsense. In fact, this is just barely a concept. Picture it with more normal wheels, lights, and door handles, and you’re looking at a rig that will be for sale in the near future.