6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Car Tech Video: Honda rolls out the Urban SUV Concept

About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: Honda rolls out the Urban SUV Concept

1:45 /

Looking like a Honda Fit on steroids, Honda unveiled at the 2013 Detroit auto show its Urban SUV Concept, an interesting take on the the compact SUV trend.

-I'm Wayne Cunningham here at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show where Honda has just announced their Urban SUV Concept. This new car would be a complete new car in their line-up when it goes in production in 2014. It's a small SUV which fits under the CR-V. It's actually 9-inches shorter than the CR-V. In some ways, it's kind of like a Honda Fit on steroids. It's actually got the same kind of Magic Seats as the Honda Fit so it's got a very versatile interior. Normally, you have a seating for five, but then the rear seats fold up and out of the way so you can have like a lot of cargo area. And with this higher roofline than the Fit, you'll probably get a lot of stuff back there. Now since this is a concept vehicle, Honda didn't really offer much in the way of engine specs or much about what's going on underneath this car inside. But they did say it's going to have their new Earth Dreams Technology engines which usually means direct injection and basic diesel in some markets although not necessarily in the U.S. and also possibly a hybrid engine. And also, no word on whether this will have an all-wheel drive or just strictly a front-wheel drive version. And for now, it is only a concept car so we definitely see some concept car cues around here like it's got those LED headlights and some great features that probably won't make it to production. Now, these compact SUVs are becoming very popular these days. Now, these compact SUVs are becoming really popular right now. And with this coming out in 2014, Honda is probably hitting the market about the right time. I'm Wayne Cunningham here at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

New releases

Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The number of the beast
4:51 March 4, 2015
More power, less weight, harder dynamics. The 911's angry sibling has arrived and it's out for victory. XCAR checks out the new GT3...
Play video
Comparison shopping for baby gear
0:59 March 4, 2015
Whether you're an expectant parent, new parent or just trying to purchase a baby gift for a friend, wading through the thousands of...
Play video
The McLaren 675LT is simply devilish
1:30 March 4, 2015
The McLaren 675LT builds upon the McLaren 650 with better aerodynamics, less weight and a diabolical 666 horsepower.
Play video
Better than Touch ID? Check out Vkansee's optical fingerprint scanner
1:13 March 3, 2015
Clean or dirty, wet or dry, this highly-tuned fingerprint scanner promises to dominate Apple's ho-hum tech.
Play video
Koenigsegg Regera
1:27 March 3, 2015
At the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg rolled out the Regera which just might be the most powerful plug-in...
Play video
Nvidia Shield
2:59 March 3, 2015
The Nvidia Shield offers gamers an affordable, high-performance set-top box that combines the best of Android TV and Nvidia's own GRID...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 138: Learning to cook with VR, a robotic bear caregiver and more
24:12 March 3, 2015
On today's show, we take a look at the world's first 3D-printed jet engines, discuss an app that helps you learn to cook via virtual...
Play video
Maker builds cool DIY drones inspired by 'Star Wars'
1:27 March 3, 2015
2015 might be the year of the drone, and to back up that claim here's a look at two "Star Wars"-themed drones created this year by...
Play video