Honda to unveil Civic Hatchback Prototype, new European Lineup at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on February 17, 2016

Honda Motor Co. will reveal its newest lineup for the European car range renewal at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, which is also the venue of the global debut of the Honda Civic Hatchback Prototype. Honda is set to offer a sneak peek of its new hatchback model's exterior design.

The Honda Civic Hatchback, which is produced by Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), is said to be released in Europe by early 2017. The vehicle will be distributed around the world, including the US markets.

On the other hand, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, the first production fuel cell saloon to feature the whole fuel cell powertrain under the bonnet, will also make its European premiere following its global debut last October at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle has a maximum range of 435 miles or 700 km.

Moreover, its interior was made with a seating capacity of five, which is a first for a fuel cell saloon. 2016 will mark the beginning of NSX customer sales in the European region. Sales of the vehicle in the US followed after the car's appearance at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show.

The NSX has low and wide proportions, perfectly matched with contemporary and appealing surfacing, bold front styling, and rear lights inspired from the original NSX. The new hybrid vehicle also features an all-new, mid-mounted DOHC V-6 engine that comes with twin turbochargers married to a special nine-speed DCT.

The automobile company is also expected to launch a new concept model of one of its famous brands, the Honda Jazz. With sleek styling elements, unique coating dubbed as 'Keenlight', and special decals, the Jazz Keenlight concept emphasizes the vehicle's customization potentials.
Adapting the "go-anywhere" attitude of its predecessors, the CRF1000L takes pride with a powerful parallel twin-cylinder engine packed into a lightweight, agile chassis that offers a genuine adventurous experience.

Just months ago at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show (November 2015), Honda unveiled the second member of its reengineered 10th generation Civic lineup -- the 2016 Civic Coupe.

The new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe employs Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE), which when used in conjunction with advanced airbags, seatbelts and the available Honda Sensing suite of technologies -- provide a high level of safety. The 2016 Civic Coupe is targeting to grab an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is scheduled to be launched in March 2016.

Press Release

HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK PROTOTYPE SET FOR WORLDWIDE DEBUT AT THE 2016 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Honda is set to unveil the next step in the renewal of its European car range at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, including the global premiere of the Civic Hatchback Prototype.

Civic Hatchback Prototype

The Civic Hatchback Prototype receives its global premiere at Geneva Motor Show, previewing the exterior design of the all-new hatchback model, scheduled for a European launch in early 2017. Produced at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), the car will be exported to global markets, including the US.

Clarity Fuel Cell

The Clarity Fuel Cell will make its European debut at Geneva, following its global unveil at Tokyo motor show in October last year. Clarity Fuel Cell is the world’s first production fuel cell saloon to house the entire fuel cell powertrain under the bonnet. With a range of up-to 435 miles (700 km)*, the Clarity Fuel Cell achieves best-in-class range while its unique packaging allows an interior design to offer seating for five, a first for a fuel cell saloon.

NSX

Following the announcement of the start of customer sales in the US at Detroit motor show, Honda confirms the first European customer deliveries for the Honda NSX will begin in 2016. The NSX features classic low and wide proportions married to modern and alluring surfacing, an aggressive front design, and rear lights that pay homage to the original NSX. The new hybrid supercar has an all-new mid-mounted DOHC V6 engine with twin turbochargers mated to a specially-developed nine-speed DCT.

Jazz ‘Keenlight’ Concept

Honda will also demonstrate a new design concept model of the popular Jazz. The new Keenlight concept seeks to highlight the potential for customising Jazz, using sleek design elements, special decals and a unique colour named ‘Keenlight’.

CRF1000L Africa Twin

Inheriting the “go anywhere” spirit of its celebrated predecessors, the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin packs an innovative and powerful parallel twin-cylinder engine into a lightweight, agile chassis ready for true adventure both on and off road, whether crossing continents or commuting.

The Honda Press Conference will take place at 12:45 CET on Tuesday 1st March on the Honda stand (4250)

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