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Honda reveals Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem

Friday, 6 January 2017 at 11.50am

Honda has unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas connecting the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future and improve customers' quality of life. Featuring a number of prototype and concept technology demonstrations at CES, the Honda concept envisions a future where vehicles will communicate with each other and infrastructure to mitigate traffic congestion and eliminate traffic fatalities, while increasing the productivity of road users and delivering new types of in­vehicle entertainment experiences. Vehicles will create new value by providing services autonomously when not in use by their owners.

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Honda Urban SUV Concept

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

An all-new Honda Urban SUV Concept vehicle made its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the rest of the world from 2014.

The Urban SUV Concept is intended to provide the basis for a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient small SUV with aspirational design, flexible packaging and next-generation connectivity targeting active lifestyle customers. The concept showcases clean and sophisticated styling, dynamic character lines and a strong stance, with hidden rear door handles giving the SUV a coupe-like presence. Measuring 169.3 inches long, the Urban SUV Concept is nine inches shorter than the Honda CR-V, making it the ideal size for navigating both crowded city streets and open mountain roads.

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New NSX Concept

Saturday, 21 January 2012

On 9 January 2012 Acura (a division of Honda operating in the US and Canada) announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that an all-new NSX supercar will be manufactured in Ohio. In addition, the new sports car will be developed in the U.S., including the Ohio Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA).

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled a concept version of the NSX today in Detroit. Although Acura is keeping most of the vehicle's details under wraps, the new NSX will employ a lightweight chassis, a mid-mounted V-6 engine and Acura's innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system. Ito said the new supercar will come to market within three years.

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday December 3 through to Sunday December 11 2011.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility. The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km. The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make their own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings.

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Honda has announced a line-up of concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show, including concept commuter vehicles designed for easy and fun mobility, and a new sports concept, hinting at the design direction of future models.

Concept models include:

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Honda unveiled the all-new Fit (Jazz) EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a mid-size plug-in hybrid vehicle. Both vehicles are integral to the Honda Electric Mobility Network, the company's comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions through innovative products, energy management and energy production technologies.

The Fit EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda's upcoming production Fit EV all-electric vehicle, which will be introduced to the US and Japan in 2012. The all-new plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation, two-motor hybrid technology set to debut in 2012.

Takanobu Ito, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO, said:

Honda's long history with electromotive technologies has enabled us to understand customer requirements, In Honda's view, an electric vehicle must offer great utility and be fun to drive. Fit EV's urban commuting capability will be a perfect addition to the full-function mobility of the plug-in hybrid and FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle.

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Honda reveals BMW X6 rival

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

This teaser photo shows how Honda's BMW X6 rival will look.

The crossover concept, which will be sold under Honda's Acura banner in the US, will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.

It's unlikely that this premium 4x4 will ever come to Europe, but it has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, demonstrating that Honda is determined to ensure it has the 'European' driving characteristics that will help it appeal to US buyers.

It will go on sale in the US in 2010. Sources suggest that it is powered by the company's current 3.7-litre V6 engine, but Honda is also considering fitting a new V8 motor.

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Honda has revealed a ground-breaking hydrogen-powered FC Sport concept at the Los Angeles motor show.

The three-seat coupe concept car explores the flexibility of the Japanese brand's 'V Flow' hydrogen fuel cell technology. Until now, the emissions-free system has only been used in the FCX Clarity saloon.

Honda is promising supercar levels of performance from the FC Sport, thanks to lightweight construction and a powerful electric motor. The concept's design and shape has been dictated by the need to maximise aerodynamic efficiency.

The electric motor sits just in front of the rear axle. As well as improving handling, this packaging frees up more space in the cabin.

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TOKYO Motor Show - Honda PUYO

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Honda shows new Honda PUYO concept car at Tokyo Motor Show. PUYO is a Japanese word that embodies the tactile traits of this unique car. PUYO is meant to convey all that is warm and friendly, and put a smile on the face of users and pedestrians.

This concept car has a 'gel body' made of soft materials that enhance the 'real world' safety properties of the vehicle. Lights beneath the body shine through the gel, to help highlight doors and other manual functions, and notify users of the vehicle's condition.

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Today, Honda presents its Accord Tourer Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007. For those that couldn't make the show, images of the sporty and sleek-looking car are now available.

The Accord Tourer Concept gives an indication of the design direction for the next generation Accord - on sale in the UK from mid-2008. Its wider, lower look signals a more sporty styling approach. Innovative chassis technology will deliver an involving driving experience without compromising ride comfort.

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