Using its global brand slogan — The Power of dreams — as a booth concept, Honda Motor Co. is showcaseing a broad range of items including innovative mobility items to make daily life easier, as well as a lineup of products capped by racing machines that pursue excellence in driving performance.
With an exhibit including an all-new fuel cell vehicle — tentatively being called the FcV — and the all-new NSX, Honda’s new take on its famed super- car, Honda will propose new products boasting unique Honda characteristics created through the company’s original ideas and innovative technologies.
The all-new FcV is the world’s first production model, as of September, of a sedan with the entire fuel-cell powertrain consolidated under the hood. This layout enabled the maker to provide a full cabin package that comfortably seats five adults. Moreover, the all-new FcV features a cruising range of more than 700 kilometers and exhilarating driving made possible by the high-output motors. Furthermore, when combined with an external power feeding inverter, the car can function as a “mobile power plant” that generates and provides electricity to the community in the case of an emergency.
The latest take on the NSX is a mid-mounted supercar that features the latest, direct-injected twin turbo VTEC V6 engine mounted on a lightweight frame. Together with a highly efficient, high-output SH-aWd (Super Handling-all Wheel drive) hybrid system, it provides both outstanding driving performance and fuel economy. The low and wide body boasts dynamic and elegant styling, while the interior design, developed under the concept of a “Human support cockpit,” offers excellent visibility and driving position.
Two model premieres
In addition to the two models mentioned above, Honda also held the Japan premiere of the all-new Civic Type R, as well as the planned production model of the Odyssey Hybrid equipped with the further advanced sport Hybrid-iMMd (Intelligent Multi- Mode drive) system, which simultaneously realizes both excellent environmental performance and dynamic performance that takes driving to a new dimension.
Moreover, the exhibit will also include Honda step WGn equipped with the “Waku Waku Gate” (waku waku being a Japanese expression for ‘exciting’), Honda’s original design that functions as a wide tailgate that fully opens up or as a sub-door that opens to the side, the all-new S660 convertible mini-vehicle sports car that was designed to be as exciting as a full- fledged sports car, and many others.
Furthermore, Honda showcased several concept models, including the Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V, designed to fuse together the values of two- and four-wheel mobility, which made its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor show in September.
Covering the largest floor area of any single brand at the show, Honda’s exhibit showcased the diverse lineup of products unique to the company. Driven by the Power of dreams, Honda will continue creating new mobility and offer dream-inspiring products for its customers around the world to realize the joy and freedom of mobility and a sustainable society where people can enjoy life.