Honda Urban SUV Concept teaser image retouched
Posted on: Dec 17, 2012 - 9:11am IST
What you may not know is a member of the Honda enthusiast website The Temple of VTEC has retouched the image, pumping up the contrast and saturation and boo-ya there is a lot more one can see now.
The alloy wheels resemble a harvester in motion and the pencil edge tail light design is an adaptation from the Jazz. Design features such as the LED finished outside mirrors, integrated roof spoiler and a generous frontal glass area are usable on the production model.
The muscular wheel arch bordered by the swept back, petal shaped headlights jibes with the XUV500’s front end. Allowing imagination to run wild, another reference that can be made from the design is the form made by the window line and the upward sweeping shoulder line – it represents a dolphin swimming out of water!
Honda is likely to commercialize the concept on the Jazz platform by 2014. Honda has developed a new diesel engine that can be had in 1.6-liter and 1.5-liter displacements, for future models. The Japanese may have to go into their archive room and dust out the HR-V nameplate for this new mission.
Honda has not disclosed dimensions or the expected price range of this model. If this indeed is a sub-4m long vehicle, Honda can find a place for it between the Jazz and the City.
[Source – VTEC.net]