|The Honda stand at the KLIMS ’13 (Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show) highlights the all-new Odyssey and these attractive variants; EV-STER, CR-Z Mugen RR, Accord Plug-in Hybrid and a HMRT Honda Jazz, as well as a section dedicated to the future of Smart Homes: Honda Smart Home System. The all-new Honda Odyssey is specially flown in for a preview at the KLIMS, just two weeks after it was released in Honda’s homeland.|
The new Honda Odyssey, which debut in 1994, follows the contemporary contours of today’s large MPVs. Its lowered and widen stance exudes a well-balanced vehicle, and the plush interior, extra spacious cabin offer occupants complete comfort. The second row features Premium Captain Cradle Seats in which, when the occupants recline back, the seat bases automatically rise to form an ideal angle for reclining, while footrests also rise to provide that extra luxurious comfort. The seats also have flexible inward-folding seat back structure that hugs the upper body so that occupants can adjust the upper half of the seat independently for that extra lush comfort. Access into the MPV is eased by the two powered side sliding doors, however access to the boot requires manual opening and closing; Honda didn’t include a one-touch switch for the lid. Details soon…
Aside from the Odyssey, Honda’s key message for the KLIMS is amplified by the zero emission and fuel-efficient vehicles of EV-STER and Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid. Brought in especially for the KLIMS, the EV-STER which carries Honda’s pride in design is the brand’s future of electric rear-wheel drive 2-seater sports car. The light EV-Ster comprises of carbon materials and is accentuated by futuristic exterior motifs from the slender LED headlights to the sloping silhouette and blue-accented LED strips at the rear. A driver has the freedom to adjust output and suspension settings for the ultimate driving dynamics on the EV-Ster, yet is rest assured of zero CO2 emission.
Next up, the CR-Z Mugen RR which made its appearance some two years ago at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It features a carbon fiber underbody, twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension. The CR-Z Mugen RR manages to draw all the potential that the CR-Z possesses in its body to the upmost limit, thanks in part to the 4-piston monobloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels. In-car, race-development information screen records the chassis and engine data while housing a satellite navigation and audio system at the same time.
The Accord Plug-in Hybrid, another KLIMS spectacle. is an environment-friendly vehicle and Honda’s first plug-in hybrid. It utilizes Honda’s first two motor hybrid system that works with a 2.0L i-VTEC “Earth Dreams” Technology engine. Its newly developed plug-in hybrid system features a high-capacity lithium-ion battery that at full charge mode, allows a travel of up to 37.6 km in EV mode, making EV driving possible for a wide range of daily uses. Beyond the EV driving range, the Accord Plug-in Hybrid offers exemplary fuel efficiency cruising and a combined economy of 70.4 km/L.
Lastly, the Honda Smart Home System showcases the firm’s offer on energy management system for households in a not-too-distant future. When installed, it controls in-house energy supply and demand and helps manage both the generation and consumption of energy for a household including electromotive mobility such as the charging of EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle. With the initialization of Smart Home system, Honda aims for a 50% reduction in CO2 emission from households by 2015.
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