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September 13, 2011

The Honda Booth at The Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

September 13, 2011 -

Road to Zero Emissions

The launch of the new Honda Civic at Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2011 reaffirms Honda’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. The stand at IAA outlines Honda’s environmental direction - ‘Road to Zero Emissions’.

The integrated colored tubes on the stand represent and link Honda’s environmental technologies. Red marks the area for conventionally (petrol and diesel) driven models. Blue symbolizes the Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell electric vehicles, green represents the battery electric vehicles. The combination of red and green represents Hybrid technology. All the different colored tubes meet in the Honda Dream House area, in which Honda displays a number of its technologies for environmentally friendly ways to generate energy – demonstrating its wide approach of road to zero emissions.

The concept of the colored tubes has been created and implemented by the young artist Sebastien Wierinck.

The new Honda Civic

Honda announces the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Developed specifically for the European market, the Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

Civic 5-door (EU model)zoom
Civic 5-door (EU model)

Reduced CO2 Emission of Only 96 G/Km* For The 2012 Honda Insight

The refreshed Honda Insight is launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor show. The Insight is now even more environmentally friendly producing just 96 g/km* of CO2. The Insight also receives a new exterior design including a new front grille. The features within the interior have been improved for a superior perceived quality with two new interior colors to choose from. Rear visibility has been improved and rear passenger headroom has been adjusted. Revisions have been made to the engine and suspension for an overall improvement to ride comfort and stability. Two new exterior colors are available.

Honda EV Concept & Plug-in Hybrid Platform, FCX Clarity

Honda has brought the Honda EV Concept battery electric vehicle and the platform for a midsize plug-in hybrid vehicle to the Frankfurt Motorshow.
The concepts are displayed as part of Honda’s “Road to Zero Emissions”, showing the current technology of hybrids alongside near future technology of plug-in vehicles and the ultimate goal of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, like the FCX Clarity.

Honda Boothzoom
Honda Booth

Both vehicles are integral to the Honda Electric Mobility Network, the company's comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions through innovative products, energy-management and energy-production technologies.

The Honda EV Concept hints strongly at the direction and styling for Honda's upcoming production battery electric vehicle, which will be introduced to the U.S. and Japan in 2012. The all-new plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation, two-motor hybrid technology set to debut in 2012.

"Honda's long history with electromotive technologies has enabled us to understand customer requirements," said Takanobu Ito, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO. "In Honda's view, an electric vehicle must offer great utility and be fun to drive. Honda EV Concept's urban commuting capability will be a perfect addition to the full-function mobility of the plug-in hybrid and FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle."

Honda Accord

The revised Honda Accord sedan and Tourer models made their debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. Both cars receive a host of changes with the styling, emissions, ride and handling all enhanced for 2011.

Summary of Changes:
  • Revised exterior styling
  • Detail changes to interior finishes
  • Improvements to emissions and economy on all engines
  • 138 g/km 2.2 i-DTEC introduced
  • Ride and handling improvements for all models
  • Auto High-Beam Support System and Active Cornering Lights debut on Accord
  • 180 PS Type S model now available across Europe with bespoke interior and exterior styling.

Honda Jazz with CVT Gearbox

This year’s Geneva Motor Show was the European motor show debut of the revised Honda Jazz and marks the return of a CVT automatic transmission to the endlessly flexible B-segment hatchback. 

Honda Jazz Hybrid – Low Emissions and Practicality without Compromise

The Jazz Hybrid went on sale in March 2011 in many markets and was shown in full production specification at the Geneva Motor Show this year further demonstrating Honda’s continuing commitment to petrol-electric hybrid technology.

The launch of the latest addition to the practical Jazz line-up marks the first time a parallel hybrid vehicle has been available to B-segment consumers. Importantly the Jazz Hybrid will not lose any of its practicality, with the compact nature of the Honda IMA system allowing the B-segment car to retain its ultra-flexible “Magic Seats” and 300 litres of boot space.

Honda CR-Z – the world’s first 6-speed manual Sporty Hybrid

The world’s first 6-speed manual hybrid coupe, the Honda CR-Z is gracing the stand at the Frankfurt Motorshow 2011. In its first year of sales the car has smashed sales predictions in Japan and starred in the Live Every Litre social media activated documentary around Europe.

Honda CR-V

Joining the Accord in the petrol/diesel area of the Frankfurt Motor Show stand is the CR-V equipped with the Euro NCAP award-winning Collision Mitigation Brake System, the Honda-developed autonomous emergency braking system.
The CR-V was revised at the beginning of 2010 with changes to the suspension, styling, interior and specification. With these enhancements building on an already strong base, the CR-V has continued where its predecessor left off, with strong sales across Europe.

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