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October 23, 2013

Honda Vietnam exhibition Vietnam Motorshow 2013 with the theme "Young and Dynamic to Conquer the Life"

October 23, 2013 - From Oct 23rd, 2013 to Oct 27th 2013, Honda Vietnam (HVN) takes part in Vietnam Motor Show 2013, organized at Sai Gon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietnam Motorshow 2013

With the theme of “Young and Dynamic to Conquer the Life,” Honda Vietnam gives visitors the chance of exploring Honda leading products that are well known of style, comfort, performance and reliability with a wide range of advanced and environmentally friendly technology.

Most of Honda products displayed this time are the familiar models that affirmed Honda automotive brand in Vietnam customer's mind like Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda City. Especially, at this year's exhibition, Urban SUV concept car with global dynamic design and totally new luxurious car Honda Accord will also first time be presented to Vietnamese consumers. Maintaining the core values which have been confirmed by customers’ love and trust, each model possesses youthful design and personality as well as the pioneering technology that Honda had built so far, to discover and conquer new journey filled with challenges and passionate with its owner.

Honda Civic

Having been known for its strong operation in combination with the ability to save fuel, in addition to beautiful design, sporting nature and durability, Honda Civic has always been the preferred and reliable choice of customers worldwide. Civic is modern and luxurious with the future design. It is the ingenious interference of delicate lines in a dynamic and attractive appearance which make the Civic become vital with a powerful sporty style & dynamic shape in operation.

Civic brings "One - motion Monoform" appearance – follow contemporary design language of Honda. Exterior is sporty with modern lines. The interior of Civic is the crystallization of details with simple, harmonious but unique design, creating a separate space. Meanwhile, The cockpit of the new Civic offers comfort and modern of a mobile room. Central control panel is designed entirely towards the driver bringing the easy and convenient interaction. Especially is i-MID system, which allows to personalize the different types of displaying information base on the demand, satisfying the exciting journey of the owner. Along with modern facilities, the Civic makes every moment of the owner on the car become endless interesting.

Civic owns impressive performance comes from powerful and sporty i-VTEC engine, providing superior strong capacity and increase fuel efficiency. 5-speed automatic transmission helps to shift the gear flexibly and softly, along with the excited feeling of sporty mode with paddle shift integrated on the steering wheel. Especially, Honda's new technology - ECO Assist system was first time equipped on Civic assisting the driver in achieving optimal fuel consumption and environmental friendly, providing superior interaction to the driver when actively control the fuel consumption on each journey.

With the youthful design, powerful performance, flexibility and the safeness equipments, Honda Civic is always one of the most favorite sedans in Vietnam. Since its launching day in August, 2012 up to now, there are more than 1,200 Civic of the 9th generation sold and total sales of Honda Civic in Vietnam is over 19,000 units (by the end of September) – this number affirms the position of Honda Civic, the most favorite sedan in Vietnam and also in the world.

Honda City

The 3rd generation Honda City has just been introduced officially in Vietnam in June, 2013, the small sedan immediately making a good impression on Vietnamese customers with its refined design and modern technology equipments.

Having the advantage of small design, Honda City easily persuades customers by flexible operation in crowded urban areas. The appearance is sporty and also elegant. The youthfulness and powerful style are highlighted in each detail, creating a harmonized appearance. The interior gets a fresh makeover, too, with new features that are designed to enhance the driving experience. The City neatly merges modernism with practicality for an ultimate driving pleasure in a spacious & comfortable cabin.

All Honda City variants are equipped with class-leading features such as powerful i-VTEC engines, 5-speed Automatic Transmission, Paddle Shifter System, SRS airbags for both driver & passengers, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), bringing the highest safety for users.

At Vietnam Motor Show 2013 in order to bringing customer interesting choices, besides the standard version, Honda City now becomes younger and more impressing with Modulo sporty accessories.

Modulo accessories package gives City an eye-catching appearance with 5 details designed for exterior decoration, including the sporty front and rear aero bumpers accompanied with shape tail gate spoiler, increasing personality and strength for the rear, bringing the fresh image and enhance flexible performance. The lower garnishes combines with Modulo logo make City become more elegant. Besides, the rain cover liner helps to protect the vehicle when driving in the rain.

Modulo sporty accessories package not only highlights the sporty, powerful appearance and the youthfulness but also enhances the aerodynamics which helps to improve car’s performance.

Thanks to the young and elegant design, the smooth & flexible performance together with Honda’s “Joy of Driving”, City is now one of the most favorite models of Honda brand with the impressive sales up to nearly 2,3 million units all over the world. In Vietnam, Honda City achieves customers’ belief by the core value, evidencing by the number of more than 2,000 bookings signed only after 4 months.

Honda CR-V

Officially introduced in Vietnam in March, 2013, the 4th generation CR-V was welcomed by customers thanks to the luxurious design, efficient operation and high safety level for the users.

The 4th generation CR-V has a stronger and more dynamic exterior design thanks to young sculpting of the body lines, creating an elegant & dynamic appearance.

Compared to the previous generations, The CR-V 2013 owns a wider and more impressive interior design, helping to maximize usable space for the car. The most significant new interior feature is the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat that makes accessing the full capability of the cargo area much more convenient. Thanks to this improvement, luggage space capacity. Moreover, an electric sun-roof is also equipped to CR-V 2,4 liter version, a full-color of 5-inch "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID), modern audio system of six speakers offer excellent audio quality, bringing bringing users an interesting joy of driving.

Besides the safety, strong and impressive design of interior – exterior, the new CR-V is also highly appreciated by the smooth performance, good fuel efficiency and friendly with the environment. CR-V 4th generation employs i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with high balance ability & Eco assist system to keep high fuel efficiency and smooth operating.

The modern safety features such as the rear MacPherson, Hill Start Assist system (HAS, Electronic stability control system - Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist; The front-side airbags with a passenger-side - Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) accompanied with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure are equipped to bring the highest safety for the driver.

At Vietnam Motor Show 2013, HVN introduces to customers the sporty CR-V with Modulo accessories package with the style and modern details, bringing the SUV a strong appearance but also expressing the luxury image. The Modulo accessories package designed for CR-V consists of the impressive details including front and rear aero bumpers to enhance the vigorous image to the SUV; door mirror garnish and exhaust pipe finisher to bring the refined look and modern style for the vehicle; door lower garnish and tail gate garnish combined with tail gate spoiler to highlight the luxury design of the CR-V. car in which the design also support Aero Dynamic With the remarkable improvements together with Modulo accessories package, the 4th generation CR-V full has been well appreciated by Vietnamese customers. From March to December, 2013, there are more than 1,400 units delivered. Honda CR-V is also the best selling in 5-seat SUV segment in domestic market. This confirms the forefront position of Honda CR-V in Vietnam.

All-new Accord

The all-new Accord marks the beginning of the ninth generation of Honda’s best-selling midsize car. More luxurious, more sophisticated, better performing and better equipped than any other models in the Accord’s 37-year history, the all-new Accord provides drivers with full confidence in driving. This is also the first Accord model powered by Honda’s breakthrough Earth Dreams technology-based engine, offering the best balance of outstanding performance and fuel efficiency.

Exterior

The all-new Honda Accord has an unrivalled elegant design that reflects customers’ tastes and fulfills their desire for the ideal of luxury with the highest levels of riding comfort, style and technical sophistication. With crisp styling and improved aerodynamic efficiency, the all-new Honda Accord’s contoured body gives every square inch a sleek, bold and elegant appearance. Innovative exterior design features include a more refined front grille, piano- black pillars and LED tail lights.

Interior

To give the Accord every advantage in the highly competitive mid-size class, a completely new interior was designed, bringing with it a level of luxury and craftsmanship never before seen in the Accord. The spacious front and rear seats offer comfortable shoulder room. The roomier cabin features offers upscale style and high-quality fit-and-finish. The more capacious trunk also now features a flatter floor and more space for greater utility. Along with interior quietness, seating and ergonomics, personal connectivity and electronic technologies are rapidly evolving, and the Accord can seamlessly interface with the latest generation of compatible personal mobile electronics.

A bright, full-color 8-inch “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) serves as the control center for the Accord’s many electronic functions. The i-MID screen displays the information on HFT, image from the rear camera, fuel economy information, etc. Audio system is re- designed with touchscreen display. In addition, the Smart Entry system allows the driver to walk up to the vehicle, touch the door handle to unlock the door, start the engine and shut it off at the end of the trip using a push button ignition switch, and then get out and touch the lock button on the door handle to secure the car – all without ever touching a key. The system only requires that the driver has possession of the Smart Entry key. The Smart Entry key features a die-cast body with attractive chrome plating and acrylic covers that use “back side printing” for durability.

Powertrain

The new Honda Accord is equipped with Honda’s new and smart Earth Dreams technology, a next-generation set of technological advancements that enhance the engine to greatly improve both driving performance and fuel efficiency.

The available 3.5-liter V-6 engine now delivers 278 horsepower at 6200 rpm (an increase of five horsepower). On V-6 models with an automatic transmission, the engine also features a new generation of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) variable displacement technology and a special SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain. Depending on driving conditions, the engine operates on three or all six cylinders to help boost fuel efficiency or power as needed. The V-6 engine can be paired with a smooth-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, or a new 6-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control. More compact and efficient than the 5-speed automatic transmission it replaces, the 6-speed automatic improves the acceleration and fuel efficiency of the V-6 Accord.

Pre-eminent safety technology

The all-new Honda Accord offers an impressive array of breakthrough safety features based on Honda's comprehensive 360-degree approach to technologies designed to enhance a driver's visibility. They include Active Cornering Lights (ACL) to provide enhanced night time visibility when the vehicle is turning; a multi-angle rearview camera; Daytime Running Lights, dual front airbags; i-Side airbags, side curtain airbags; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) to help stabilize the vehicle during cornering; Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA- EPS); Hill Start Assist (HSA) helping the driver accelerate smoothly from a stop while on an incline; an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS); Electronic Brake Distribution; Immobilizer, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and water-dispersing front side windows and hydrophilic side door mirrors to enhance driving visibility.

URBAN SUV CONCEPT

The URBAN SUV CONCEPT is a concept vehicle for a global model. This model features sporty and dynamic design unique to an SUV, while also offering a spacious and modern cabin with high functionality, targeting young people with active lifestyles. The exterior design was developed featuring the sharp and sporty character lines of a coupe while maintaining the dynamism of a crossover model to express an emotional and sensual design.

Featuring Earth Dreams Technology, Honda's next generation powertrain series that greatly enhances both driving performance and fuel efficiency at a high level, the all-new compact SUV will be available with three types of powertrains - gasoline, hybrid and diesel - evolving a product lineup which accommodates the unique characteristics of each region on a global basis.
The all-new compact SUV model based on this concept will go on sale in Japan by the end of 2013, and begin sales in the U.S. before the end of 2014.

All products that Honda Vietnam bringing to Vietnam Motor Show 2013 are resulted from consecutive efforts and innovation in order to providing preeminent products which understand owner’s characteristics in a youthful stature, for an intersting journey to conquer modern life . It also expresses Honda’s striving for customer’s highest satisfaction; making a better life for people and becoming a company that the society wants to exist.

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