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Honda has decided to cash in on the love for compact SUVs the people of the world seem to have developed. Honda announced today that an all-new Honda compact ‘URBAN SUV CONCEPT’ will premiere at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show (officially the 2013 North American International Auto Show) on 14th January 2013.

Details are scarce at the moment but Honda has said that the interior will be spacious with Honda’s usual centre-tank layout. Do note that the compact SUV will be based on the next generation Honda Jazz ( known as the Fit in the North American market) and not the current generation platform. BSM has previously reported that the compact SUV will be likely powered by the 1.2-litre and/or a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. It wouldn’t be far fetched to expect the compact SUV to be powered by the 1.5L i-DTEC from the Honda Amaze.

Honda has invested in a new plant in Mexico that’s expected to begin production in 2014. The plant is expected to begin production of the various models based on the Fit platform to be added to Honda’s stables.