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Honda News: Honda to show Urban Utility Vehicle Concept in Detroit

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December 11, 2012

Drew Dowdell

Managing Editor - CheersandGears.com

The next big automotive fad appears to be little. Honda is working on an Urban Utility Vehicle concept, based on a sub-compact platform, to be shown in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in January. They released this teaser sketch at a press conference today.

This is a relatively new segment currently only occupied by the Mini-Countryman. Buick is set to release their new Encore in February, and we recently got word that Mazda is working on a CX-3 in the same vein.

Expect similar announcements from other brands in the near future.

Drew Dowdell is Managing Editor of CheersandGears.com and can be reached at Drew.Dowdell@CheersandGears.com or on Twitter as @cheersngears

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      9,589
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