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Honda Announces Display Overview for 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009

October 1st, 2009
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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its lineup of production and concept-model automobiles, motorcycles, power products and other highlights for its display at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009. Organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the event will take place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, between 24th October and 4th November.

Covering the largest floor area of any single brand at the show, the Honda stand combines automobiles, motorcycles, power products and other highlights to present the distinctive world of Honda mobility. Driven by dreams and passion, and with the stand concept of "Creating the never before!" Honda strived to propose attractive products that please and amaze its customers.

Honda's automobile exhibit will present a variety of environmentally responsible approaches to mobility, including hybrid vehicles, a fuel cell electric vehicle and a battery electric vehicle. The display will also highlight models with innovative packaging and enhanced driving performance that communicates the enjoyment an automobile can provide.

With the motorcycle display, Honda offers products which are filled with creativity and dreams and create new value to further broaden the potential of motorcycles. The motorcycles on display range from large-displacement sports bikes that offer new riding pleasure to compact commuter models powered by electricity.

Also on display are butane gas canister-powered power products, as well as a new personal mobility device which was developed based on the concept of "harmony with people."

The display zone named "HELLO!" (Honda Electric mobility Loop) will feature a comprehensive display of electricity-based products, including products that supply electricity, vehicles that run on electricity and products with innovative electronic technologies.

Outline of Honda stand exhibition

HELLO! Zone

The HELLO! (Honda Electric mobility Loop) Zone will provide a comprehensive display of Honda's electromotive technologies, including automobiles, motorcycles, power products, and more-everything from products that supply electricity to products that incorporate electronic technologies. By linking solar panels that supply electricity with battery electric vehicles that emit zero CO2 in use, Honda envisions the low-carbon society of the near future. In addition, each HELLO! vehicle features interactive communication technologies that showcase the fun ways in which mobility devices can interact with people and society.  On display will be the FCX CLARITY, a fuel cell electric vehicle that runs on the electricity it produces from hydrogen; the EV-N battery electric vehicle; the EV-Cub electric motorcycle; the EV-MONPAL electric personal mobility device; the new U3-X, a one-wheel personal mobility device that uses balance control technology that was developed through the ASIMO bipedal humanoid robot; and LOOP, a portable communication tool that allows people and mobility devices to communicate with each other.

Automobiles

The automobile display will focus on hybrid vehicles, which Honda believes offer one of the most practical means of addressing environmental concerns at the present time. Joining the Insight, which has been very well received since its release in Japan in February 2009, will be the CR-Z Concept 2009, a hybrid with a new sense and feel, making its world premiere, and the SKYDECK, an innovative six-passenger, multi-purpose hybrid vehicle. Other models on display are the all-new STEP WGN and STEP WGN SPADA (both scheduled for introduction in Japan in October 2009), which feature innovative packaging to expand the joy of using automobiles, and the all-new CIVIC TYPE R EURO (scheduled for introduction in Japan in November 2009), which captures the joy of driving, discovered and refined on European roads.

Motorcycles

The motorcycle display will feature products filled with creativity and dreams that create new value that challenges the unique potential of motorcycles. Making its world premiere, the CB1100 explores the potential of the air-cooled, 4-cylinder engine while building upon the aesthetic appeal and riding taste of the generations of CBs. The VFR1200F sport touring bike, which will make its Japan premiere, emphasizes advanced technology and styling while offering an enjoyable riding experience. A VFR1200F equipped with the world's first Dual Clutch Transmission for large-displacement sport bikes will also be on display. Advanced models that address environmental concerns include the PCX, an idle stop function-equipped global scooter that delivers outstanding fuel economy, and the EVE-neo, which achieves clean and tough performance that only an electric-powered scooter can provide.

Power Products and other highlights

Power products on display include two that are powered by small household-use butane gas canisters: the newly developed ENEPO generator and the PIANTA tiller, which has been well received since its introduction in Japan. Also on display will be the Stride Management Assist and Bodyweight Support Assist walking assist devices, which feature the cooperative control technologies developed through the robotics research of ASIMO, Honda's bipedal humanoid robot.

Overview of Exhibits
Automobiles*

Model

Production Model

Exhibition Model

World Premiere

Japanese Premier

Concept Models

 

 

 

 

CR-Z Concept 2009

 

X

X

 

SKYDECK

 

X

X

 

Hello! Zone Models

 

 

 

 

EV-N

 

x

x

 

FCX Clarity

 

x

 

 

Planned Production Vehicles

 

 

 

 

Civic Type R Euro

 

x

 

 

Acty Truck

 

x

 

x

Production Vehicles

 

 

 

 

STEP WGN

x

 

 

 

STEP WGN SPADA

x

 

 

 

Insight

x

 

 

 

Civic Hybrid

x

 

 

 

Odyssey

x

 

 

 

CR-V

x

 

 

 

Fit

x

 

 

 

Freed

x

 

 

 

Accord

x

 

 

 

Life

x

 

 

 

Zest Spark

x

 

 

 

Motorcycles*

Model

Production Model

Exhibition Model

World Premiere

Japanese Premier

Concept Models

 

 

 

 

EVE-neo

 

X

X

 

CB1100 Customize Concept

 

X

X

 

DN-01 Touring Concept

 

X

 

 

Hello! Zone Models

 

 

 

 

EV-Cub

 

X

X

 

Planned Production Vehicles

 

 

 

 

CB1100

 

X

X

 

VFR1200F

 

X

 

X

VFR1200F  Dual Clutch Transmission

 

X

 

X

CB1300 SUPER FOUR

 

X

X

 

CB1300 SUPER BOL D'OR

 

X

X

 

CB1300 SUPER TOURING

 

X

X

 

VT1300CR

 

X

 

X

VT1300CS

 

X

 

X

PCX

 

X

 

X

Production Vehicles

 

 

 

 

VT1300CX

X

 

 

 

CB400 SUPER FOUR

X

 

 

 

CB400 SUPER BOL D'OR

X

 

 

 

FORZA

X

 

 

 

FAZE

X

 

 

 

VTR

X

 

 

 

SHADOW Phantom

x

 

 

 

And More!

 

 

 

 

Commemorative vehicles (racing machines)

 

 

 

 

RC212V (ridden by Dani Pedrosa in the 2008 MotoGP)

 

X

 

 

RC212V (ridden by Dani Pedrosa in the 2009 MotoGP)

 

X

 

 

CRF450R (ridden in IA1 Class, 2009 All Japan Motocross Championship)

 

X

 

 

COTA 4RT (won World Trial Championship Series 2009 title)

 

X

 

 

Power Products and Other Highlights*

Model

Production Model

Exhibition Model

World Premiere

Japanese Premier

Hello! Zone Models

 

 

 

 

EV-MONPAL

 

x

 

 

U3-X

 

x

 

 

Power Products

 

 

 

 

ENEPO

 

x

 

 

PIANTA

 

 

 

Other Features

 

 

 

 

Stride Management Assist

 

x

 

 

Bodyweight Support Assist     

 

x

 

 


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