Honda announces two concept cars for Auto China 2014

Article by Christian A., on April 8, 2014

At the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2014), Honda will bring not one but two new concept cars, which will probably preview its future models. According to the official press release, Honda will exhibit the world premiere of a concept car that announces a new model developed exclusively for the Chinese market.

Meanwhile, the other model is a concept version for the all-new Spirior. But wait, this is not all! The Japanese carmakers will also bring new production models for the Honda and Acura brands. One Honda model is a China premiere of a new middle-class SUV, while the other one is the third-generation Fit. The new Honda Fit will be sold by Guangqi Honda.

As we said, Acura also has something for the Chinese market, as it will unveil the RLX hybrid model, equipped with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling - All Wheel Drive), a high-efficiency and high-output hybrid system that realizes both outstanding driving performance and fuel economy at the same time. China will see the NSX Concept too, which previews Honda’s upcoming super sports model.

Honda halted the NSX in 2005 and dropped plans to revive the model it in 2008, when its earnings were threatened by the global economic crisis. Then, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the all-new Honda/Acura NSX Concept was unveiled. This study is made from lightweight materials and is powered by a mid-mounted V6 engine. In addition, the NSX Concept features new technologies including Acura's innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD hybrid system.

Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system features a distinct 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system, allowing it to instantly generate negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering. In the Acura NSX Concept, the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system is complemented by a next-generation VTEC V-6 engine with direct-injection as well as by a dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor.

Based in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, Honda Motor Company, Ltd. – formally Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki-gaisha -- is a conglomerate involved mainly in the production of automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft and power equipment. The company was established by Soichiro Honda as the Honda Technical Research Institute in October 1946 in Hamamatsu, Japan. In 1949, Soichiro incorporated Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Honda’s first production vehicle was the T360 mini pick-up truck, as released in August 1963. Its first production car was the Honda S500 sports car, which production commenced in October 1963. Honda formed Honda Aircraft Company in 1995.

Acura is the luxury vehicle brand and division of Honda, as introduced on March 27, 1986 in the US to focus on designing, manufacturing and selling luxury vehicles.

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