Honda plays at home in the Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which will take place in the Japanese capital between October 27 and November 5. The brand has prepared a great amount of news for this important event of the automobile sector both nationally and internationally. Although some new features that the brand will reveal are specific to the Japanese market, others will have a global character. One of these new features is the Honda Sports EV Concept, an interesting concept that will follow in the wake of the Honda Urban EV Concept that debuted at the last Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. But other new features will also be present, such as the Honda S660 β special #komorebi edition. The Japanese manufacturer will show the public that they visit the hall a peculiar special edition of their small two-seat convertible, the Honda S660. Described as a ‘convertible style’, it comes with a series of specific finishes that sets it apart from the rest of the model versions that are marketed exclusively in the country of the rising sun. The new Honda S660 β special #komorebi edition will be offered in a total of three colors, among which stand out the unique pearly hue ‘Hidamari Ivory’. The color chosen for the body will match quite peculiarly with the brown canvas hood. If we take a look at the pictures of the interior, in addition to a new padding for the seats, it has aluminum details in the center console and along with these feature there are also other things to protect the exterior look like waterproof saab cover . Mechanically there will be no change, so it continues using a 666 cc three-cylinder engine that develops 64 hp and 107 Nm of maximum torque and comes coupled to an automatic CVT transmission. Recalling that the Honda S660 β special #komorebi edition will be marketed exclusively in Japan and for a limited time. For now it is unknown what will be its price and the number of units that will be available.
2017 – HONDA WR-V
The new Honda WR-V, the smallest and most affordable model in the family of SUVs of the Japanese brand, aims to increase Honda’s participation in a segment that every day receives more fans. It is a model that was developed here in Brazil, where it arrives as a substitute of Fit Twist, a crossover version of Fit of the previous generation. The idea is to offer buyers an alternative price that is below HR-V, both in Brazil and in other markets in Latin America. The new Honda WR-V is based on the same architecture as the current Honda Fit, a model that not only shares the platform, but also its engine offering, which currently only contemplates in Brazil the 1.5-liter petrol engine and 115 hp, which can be associated with a five-speed manual transmission or automatic CVT. Once on the market, the new Honda WR-V will be measuring its strength with a number of alternatives such as the Renault Sandero Stepway, the Toyota Etios Cross and the Volkswagen CrossFox, as well as some simpler versions of the Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.
2016 – HONDA BRIO RS
At the Indonesian Motor Show this week, Honda presented the mid-cycle upgrade of the current generation of Brio. It is an urban model that is marketed in several Asian markets, which arrives renewed and also debut a new version of more dynamic aspect, called RS. This is a visual upgrade that rejuvenates the front with a new bumper and a new grille, and the rear with new lanterns, as well as new designs for the alloy wheels. On the other hand, along with this update debut the new Honda Brio RS, a version that marks the sporting aspect, thanks to a more aggressive aesthetic treatment. The RS trim adds side skirts, headlights with LED daytime running lights, 15-inch alloy wheels and a new trim on the rear window, as well as emblems that identify it as RS. But the most important modifications of the renewed Honda Brio happened inside, that has completely renewed. A new dashboard, with more complete and modern instrumentation, and improvements in materials and finishes, has been introduced to improve the quality of the model. In addition, it has a new digital control for the air conditioning and a new infotainment system equipped with a touch screen of 6.2 inches. Underneath the hood comes the i-VTEC four-cylinder 1.2-liter engine, which receives improvements and now generates 90 hp and 110 Nm of torque, a slight improvement over the 88 hp of the model it replaces. The engine is combined with a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT-type automatic. In addition, a lot of accessories are offered to customize it, which include chrome inserts in the exterior and interior, sport exhaust pipes, etc.
2016 – HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R CONCEPT
One of the novelties of the Paris Salon 2016 is this Honda Civic Type-R Prototype, a conceptual version of the Japanese sports compact. It was already known that the tenth generation of the Honda Civic would be one of the great protagonists of the event, but no one had this surprise guest. The most likely is that this prototype is anticipation and a production model that will arrive in 2017. The truth is that the new Type-R comes out spectacular with an attractive and somewhat sinister appearance. The black color with the red details that decorate your body accentuates your sportiness. It has huge bumpers that differentiate it from the standard model and features 20-inch wheels fitted with wide wheel arches. The rear benefits from a large rear airfoil and a new diffuser that integrates three exhaust ports. Carbon fiber is the predominant material in this Civic Type-R Prototype. Although images of his interior were not yet disclosed, sportsmanship is also expected inside, with sports seats and other specific elements. One of the details kept secret is its engine. Honda has yet to comment on that, but is expected to use the current 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. Although this mechanics can surpass the current numbers, reaching around 320 hp. We will have to wait to know the model that will hit the streets, at least until the second half of 2017. What seems clear is that the production model will not differ much from this Honda Civic Type-R Prototype. It will also be produced at Honda’s Swindon (UK) plant exclusively for the whole world, as well as the normal Civic.
2016 – HONDA CR-Z FINAL LABEL
In Europe the Honda CR-Z was no longer marketed in October 2013 due to its poor commercial performance. In some markets such as the United States and Japan, the model is still marketed, but will cease production by the end of this year 2016. In Japan the Honda CR-Z Final Label will be the special farewell edition, which will put an end to the adventure of this entertaining coupe, which began its journey in 2010. The 17-inch bicolour wheels as well as the metallic blue of its body will be the main aesthetic features that will differentiate the Honda CR-Z Final Label, although its body could also be in pearly white and yellow colors. In the interior the changes are also few, limited to a plate with the inscription ‘Final Label’, as well as leather and Alcantara seats with the same inscription stamped on the backrests. This special edition is already on sale in Japan for a price of 1,800,000 yen, about 58,000 reais at the current exchange rate. Mechanically there are no differences in relation to the model that was being commercialized. The Honda CR-Z Final Label is a semi-hybrid with a 1.5-liter petrol engine that combines with an electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. It is not able to run in 100% electric mode and the function of the electric motor is to watch the combustion, helping to lower consumption. In total there are 137 hp that are sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic.
2016 – HONDA S660 NEO CLASSIC CONCEPT
One of the new features Honda presented this week at the Tokyo Auto Salon was a prototype based on the S660, dressed in a special retro-looking body that refers to the small Japanese sports cars of the 60’s. It is the Honda S660 Neo Classic Concept, a conceptual work that uses the body of the S660 and transforms it, modifying practically all its parts. At the front are the large round headlights with a black plastic mask and a large bottom grille that acts as an air intake for cooling the front brakes. On the sides there are also some ‘vintage’ elements, such as wheels with chrome trim and round mirrors also chrome. The rear sector combines the black color contrasting with the body, with a chrome frame doing the times of the bumper, in addition to the rectangular format lanterns with a curved base. As in the front, the Honda emblems were used, typical of a few decades ago. Just like the model on which it is based, the ceiling is collapsible. Although they have not released their technical data, they may use the same six-cylinder, 600-cc turbo engine, which produces 64 hp, located in a central position, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission.
2017 – HONDA NSX
Honda took advantage of its recent presence at the Estoril Autodrome in Portugal to test the latest generation of the Honda NSX and photograph its iconic supersport for official release. Honda took advantage of the mild weather and accessible conditions of the Estoril circuit to test the capabilities of the four engines of the new NSX. With a planned arrival in European markets in the fall, the Japanese super sports car combines a three-block V6 petrol engine (SH-AWD: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) for a total power of 573 hp and a torque of 646 Nm. To accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h the new NSX only needs 3.0 seconds and can reach the maximum speed of 308 km / h. In terms of consumption, Honda announces 9.7 km / l in the city, 10.1 km / l on the road and 10 km / l combined, emitting 228 g / km of CO2. Inside, the leather and Alcantara trim uses state-of-the-art technology with a 8.0-inch TFT touchscreen, plus a premium audio system, dual zone air conditioning and connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto among many others.
2015 – HONDA CIVIC TOURER ACTIVE LIFE CONCEPT
Honda has just presented a prototype that will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept. This is not a new version that will reach the dealers, but a sample of the Civic’s ability to handle the tasks of outdoor recreation like cycling. Precisely in this sport is based this prototype. If there is something that Honda does not need to show is that its Civic Tourer has a very high load capacity, it is one of the family compact with the largest trunk, but still surprised with some cycling details that will cheer the lovers of this sport. At first glance two bicycles fit in, but that’s just the beginning. The Active Life Concept introduces two extensible arms into the trunk that come out of the trunk to hang the bike and then into the trunk. This facilitates loading and in addition, has two hooks inside to house the front wheels that need to be disassembled. But the interesting thing about this prototype is that everything was designed to practice cycling, introducing a retractable bench to maintain the bicycles, a light to illuminate the work area and an air compressor to inflate the tires. On the other hand, all the trunk has spaces to carry tools and spare parts. While the interior features leather and blue accents, the most attractive exterior of the Honda Civic Active Life Life is a special paint that features dark gray on the bottom, silver on the ceiling and blue on the rest of the body. It also has new wheels and a more sporty rear bumper. On the roof is located an aerodynamic box where you can keep the material for cycling like gloves and helmets. The prototype is equipped with the well-known diesel engine 1.6 i-DTEC of 120 hp of power and announces a consumption of 26.3 km / l. It will be presented in Frankfurt and it is not known if a line of bike-focused accessories are planned and will be available in a future car as standard.