There were more than 50 U.S. and world debuts at this year’s North American International Auto Show, so it would be quite impossible to tell you about all of them. But couple of vehicles worth mentioning might be Honda Urban SUV Concept, 2014 Subaru Forester and Hyundai Genesis HCD-14 Concept.
Honda introduced their Urban SUV Concept that is meant to be the basis of fuel-efficient small SUV. “On the concept front, Honda’s Urban Vehicle Concept should give us a good idea of what the future small crossover production vehicle will look like, ” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. This all-new small SUV will be available in Japan by the end of 2013 and in the U.S. in 2014. “With the continued expansion of our North American manufacturing operations, we expect fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive ‘small’ cars to play a key role in meeting the needs of our customers in the U.S, ” said John Mendel from American Honda.
Subaru presented their all-new 2014 Forester which comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and is a total redesign of their acclaimed crossover SUV, but it’s roomier, has bolder exterior design and higher fuel economy as well as improved performance.
Hyundai’s Genesis HCD-14 Concept looks really futuristic and that’s something that I’d personally really like to get my hands on, it’s a concept that should give a good enough idea for Hyundai’s design direction for all of their future premium vehicles.
“This success paves the way for a new generation of rear-wheel drive premium products. HCD-14 Genesis gives a hint of the design direction we’ll be taking, and an indication of the focus we’re placing on driving dynamics and technology,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America.
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