The first images of the Honda Urban SUV concept have been leaked hours before the all-new compact crossover is set to be officially unveiled at the 2013 Detroit auto show.
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The leaked images of the Honda Urban SUV concept – a car based on the platform of the upcoming third-generation Honda Jazz – reveal a sleek design featuring an upright grille flanked by futuristic headlights and a sporty character line running from the front doors to the rear doors’ C-pillar-mounted handles and continued up into the rear spoiler.

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Heavily raked rear side windows create a coupe-inspired profile and are joined at the rear by sharp-looking tail-lights.

The Honda Urban SUV concept is expected to arrive in Australia in 2014/2015 where it will go head-to-head with the Ford EcoSport, Holden Trax, Peugeot 2008 and, while still not officially confirmed for our market, the just revealed Renault Captur.

While powertrain options are still unknown at this stage, it's likely to borrow some of its engines and transmissions from the new Jazz.

More details and images of the Honda Urban SUV concept will follow once the covers come off in Detroit.