2K4 Auto Show Sport Truck Concept Round Up: Honda SUT Concept
Even as Honda debuted the company's SUT Concept truck in Detroit, Honda announced plans for the launch of an all-new sport-utility truck slated for introduction in 2005. The all-new model will be based on Honda's Global Light Truck Platform and will be produced by Honda Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario.
Honda says the Honda SUT Concept combines a roomy and practical SUV-style interior and a pickup-style cargo bed with traditional Honda strengths, including refined styling, superior ergonomics, innovative design, and world-class build quality. It also takes advantage of unibody construction with good packaging efficiency, ride comfort, and handling dynamics versus body-on-frame construction.
The concept vehicle is powered by a high-performance, high-torque all-aluminum VTEC V-6 engine coupled with an electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system for outstanding all-weather handling performance and medium-duty towing and off-road capabilities, along with ultra-low emissions and high fuel efficiency.