|Honda to Display Concept Vehicles at Tokyo Auto Salon 2007|
|TOKYO, Japan, January 10, 2007– Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced it will display four concept vehicles developed by Honda Access Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary manufacturing genuine Honda aftermarket products, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2007 with NAPAC1, to be held Friday to Sunday, January 12-14, 2007 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Headlining the Honda display will be the Forza Smart 2-seater scooter, and the Fit Daily Active, Stream Hyper Sport, and Stream Exclusive concept automobiles.
Based on the theme, “Be Cool, Be Chic”, Honda’s exhibit this year will feature new products that add a touch of class to getting around. The concept models introduced represent some new ideas from Honda on how to make motorcycles and cars more personal, adding new dimensions to mobility and new meaning to customization.
Also on display will be a racing version of the Civic Hybrid, and customized Modulo2 versions of the Airwave, Stream, CR-V, and Odyssey Absolute along with a varied lineup of genuine Honda accessories ranging from navigation to audio systems.
< Fit Daily Active Concept Vehicle >
A small car designed to respond to the needs of today’s portable telephone and video game-oriented youth and add a touch of excitement to everyone’s lives. Cameras and sensors are fitted on the exterior of the vehicle to help reduce blind spots. LED daytime running lights on the bumpers and lower skirts provide increased visibility from other users on the road. On the inside, welcome lighting and a 3-mode illumination system that allows occupants to select interior lighting color from three choices add to the relaxed atmosphere. The vehicle can also be equipped with a portable, ‘go-anywhere’ AVN3 entertainment system combining navigation, game, inter-communication and audio-visual functions for use inside and outside the vehicle. This AVN can fit on the instrument panel or on the front seat headrests. An aroma diffuser is also available to add personalized scent to the interior.
< Forza Smart 2-seater Concept Scooter >
This 250cc scooter combines high quality comfort with information-related functions for safe and pleasant city riding for two. The Forza Smart 2-seater can be equipped with the same ‘go-anywhere’ portable AVN entertainment system as the Fit Daily Active concept vehicle, allowing easy transposition from one to the other for increased versatility. Conversation between operator and passenger is facilitated by the inter-communication system and music can be shared thanks to the front/rear speakers. Body and seat color themes are coordinated with that of the Fit Daily Active concept vehicle. The LED headlights, LED front fog lights, welcome lighting and passenger backrest with built-in wing-type high visibility high-mount stop lamp also reflect the same up-to-date concept seen in the Fit Daily Active. The Forza Smart 2-seater is all about fun, comfortable city riding for two.
< Stream Hyper Sport Concept Vehicle >
This medium-sized minivan combines an exciting driving experience with an interior full of entertainment features. Formed around a ”Sculpted by the Wind” theme, the exterior has been designed for optimum aerodynamic performance. The vehicle is also equipped with a mobile communication-compatible AVN driving information system and an individual entertainment system allowing each passenger to enjoy personalized audio and visual entertainment, for even more enjoyable travel.
< Stream Exclusive Concept Vehicle >
This medium-sized minivan offers a glimpse of what ‘premium’ could mean in the near future. The exterior has been designed to portray the image of an uptown cruiser. An overall design made of contrasting shapes, the clever use of molds and the play of light on body lines combine to give a modern feeling of refinement and quality. The interior has been designed into an airy lounge space with the rear two rows of seats replaced by a single one for increased space and comfort. LED-illuminated full leather lounge seats, 17-inch-wide screens and a high quality sound system together provide an exceptionally comfortable and stimulating audio and visual experience.