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Automobile R&D Center (Tochigi): Cutting edge development of vehicles that are a delight to drive

As Honda's comprehensive automobile research center, the Automobile R&D Center (Tochigi) houses state-of-the-art research equipment in a highly efficient building layout. With our Tochigi Proving Ground right next door, the R&D Center is ideally located for the rapid feedback of test drive results to be used in research and development. By implementing our own unique R&D systems to fully utilize the talents of our research teams, we strive to both fulfill our social responsibilities as an automaker with respect to environmental conservation and safety and quality assurance, while at the same time putting priority on the customer viewpoint to develop vehicles that boast the kind of cutting-edge performance and comfort that make them a sheer delight to drive.

Engine Performance Testing Room

Engine Performance Testing Room

  Environmental Protection Research Laboratory

Environmental Protection Research Laboratory

Indoor Omnidirectional Car-to-Car Crash Test Facility

Indoor Omnidirectional Car-to-Car Crash Test Facility

  Design Studio

Design Studio

High-Precision 5-Axis NC Machine

High-Precision 5-Axis NC Machine

  Electromagnetic Environment Testing Room

Electromagnetic Environment Testing Room

Full-Scale Wind Tunnel

Full-Scale Wind Tunnel

   

Innovative Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

EU郊外コース

Innovation has come with our own 2 motor hybrid system combined with a large size lithium-ion battery. The newly developed “Sport Hybrid i-MMD Plug-In” can drive without the engine running for an EV range of almost 37.6km*. For short range driving, driving as a “battery EV” running on the motor powered by the large size battery significantly reduces CO2 emitted from driving in everyday life. For long range driving, modes are shifted as done on the Accord Hybrid, with EV mode, Hybrid driving mode and Engine driving mode. This frees you from the availability of charging infrastructure and realizes long range driving with high efficiency.

*JCO8 Mode Driving (Plug-in Range, MLIT standard specifications)

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