Patent images of the production version of the Honda Urban SUV have been leaked online.
First shown at the Detroit motor show in January, 2013 in concept form, Honda had confirmed that a production version of the car will be revealed by the end of 2013.
As per the leaked images, the Honda Urban SUV more or less retains the concept version’s styling details, except for a slightly altered headlamp design and different alloy wheels.
Underpinning the 4300mm-long Urban SUV Concept is the next-generation Jazz’s platform. Our sources tell us that both exterior and interior styling is likely to differ slightly across global markets. We expect this SUV to be powered by Honda's new 1.5-litre diesel engine that does duty in the Amaze saloon.
Honda CEO Takanobu Ito had previously described the global small car platform as strategically very important to Honda’s bid to boost sales from about four million units to seven million annually by 2017. He called the Jazz SUV a “younger brother” to the new CR-V.