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October 29, 2014

Overview of Honda Exhibit at Sao Paulo International Motor Show 2014 - Unveiling planned mass-production model of all-new HR-V -

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, October 28, 2014 - Honda South America Ltda. announced that it will exhibit the world premiere of the planned mass-production version of the all-new HR-V for Brazil (known as the VEZEL in Japan) and the CR-V that underwent a mid-cycle refresh, at the São Paulo International Motor Show 2014 which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil (press days: October 28-29, public days: October 30 - November 9, 2014). With more models on display, Honda will introduce its enhanced automobile product lineup for our customers in Brazil.

<Key models on display>

  • All-new HR-V (planned mass-production model with specifications customized for the Brazilian market):

Honda is planning to introduce this all-new HR-V in Brazil in the first quarter of 2015. The HR-V fuses together the dynamism of a SUV, the elegance of a coupe and the ease-of-use of a minivan at a high level. In Brazil, the HR-V will be equipped with a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC flex fuel engine combined with a CVT, which will realize both driving performance and equivalent to vehicles in the class above and fuel economy. With the HR-V, Honda will offer unprecedented and multifaceted values to our customers in Brazil.

  • CR-V (planned mass-production model which undertook a mid-cycle refresh):

This model will go on sale in Brazil in the first half of 2015, featuring a newly-designed front grille, headlights and bumpers, a new interior with enhanced texture and visual appeal and new equipment.

<Reference exhibit> NSX CONCEPT, Honda FCEV CONCEPT

<Mass-production model> Accord, Civic, Civic Si Coupe, Fit, City

Comment of Issao Mizoguchi, President and Director of Honda South America Ltda.:

“Striving to speedily deliver products that accommodate needs of our customers in South America, we consolidated our sales, production and development functions at the site of our automobile production plant in the city of Sumare in the state of Sao Paulo. In addition, we are strengthening our local development and production systems and capabilities through various initiatives including investment in our new auto plant, in the city of Itirapina in the state of Sao Paulo, which is currently under construction. We will continue enhancing the product lineup that reflects the local needs of our customers, and in doing so, we will strive to become a company that our customers and the society of South America want to exist.”