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Honda CR-U- Honda's India bound compact SUV

Snapshot: The Honda CR-U is based on the 2014 Honda Jazz platform and sources most of its design from the original concept which was showcased earlier this year. The CR-U has an appealing body design with broad stance, low roofline and prominent character lines.

The Japanese automajor Honda that has already revealed its plans of unveiling the next generation Honda City on 25th November in India, will also bring in a Jazz based compact SUV, next generation Jazz and the brio based Honda Mobilio MPV to India. Now when the Honda Urban SUV is all set to make its debut at the 2013 Tokyot Motor Show, starting from tomorrow, we have learnt it from our sources that it will be christened as the CR-U. The CR-U will also be showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February.

Honda CR-U SUV side rear

The Honda CR-U is based on the 2014 Honda Jazz platform and sources most of its design from the original concept which was showcased earlier this year. The CR-U has an appealing body design with broad stance, low roofline and prominent character lines. Though the Honda CR-U will be 228mm smaller than the CR-V, measuring 4300 in length, the Urban SUV is quite a spacious vehicle. 

Honda CR-U SUV rear

While in the global market, the compact SUV might get a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, in India it will have two engine options- City's 1.5-litre i-VTEC and Amaze's 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. With bigger engines and dimensions, the compact SUV is likely to be priced around Rs 10 lakh to rival Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.

The vehicle might share its interior design with the next-generation Jazz, thokugh the design will vary in different markets. Whereas, the Urban SUV will be launched in 2015, new Honda City, New Jazz and Mobilio MPV will be launched in 2014. 

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