Honda’s broad exhibition portfolio at the Tokyo Motor show is obviously paired to its global tagline: “The Power of Dreams”. Highlights just for the show include the premiere of the all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the new NSX hybrid Super Car and a range of racing protoypes from International race series.
Let’s look a little in perspective of Honda highlights at the Tokyo show, starting with the Honda FCV. Honda’s original technologies have made the tentatively named FCV, the world’s first production variant of a fuel cell-powered sedan to house an entire fuel cell powertrain in the space normally occupied by the engine and transmission. This powertrain layout has enabled a full cabin package that seats five adults comfortably. Furthermore, the new FCV features a cruising range of more than 700 km while an exhilarating drive is made possible by the motors with high output. The Japanese-spec FCV can also act as a mobile power plant, thanks to its external power feeding inverter.
Aside from the new FCV, Honda’s new variants for the Japanese market at the show comprises the new Civic Type R. Following encouraging sales in Europe this summer, the new Civic Type R is premiering in Japan for the first time. The 2016 Civic Type R is produced at Honda Manufacturing in the U.K., and sales of the new Type R is expected to commence in the Land of the Rising Sun in late fourth quarter.
Pairing with the FCV and Civic Type R as main highlights is the new open-top sports mini vehicle: S660. The S660, sold exclusively in Japan, has been designed to deliver the same excitement as a fully fledged sports car in a compact and efficient package. That’s not all; Honda is pooling in everything at its home turf, another major highlight for the marque consists of the Project 2 & 4, powered by the RC213V. The Project 2 & 4 previously world debut at the IAA Frankfurt.
Finally, the Honda Future Mobility Solutions stand comprises the Wander Stand and Wander Walker. Both have been designed to explore the joy and freedom of mobility, however the Wander Walker’s keynote is to address the freedom to easy manoeuvre among pedestrians.