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Honda Presents Two Concepts at the
40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007
Tokyo - Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
exhibits two concept automobiles and a number of technologies at
the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. The theme for Honda's automobile
booth for this year is: "For the endless joy of mobility on our
earth". Based on this theme, Honda will display a variety of
advanced environmental technologies that address environmental
issues such as a reduction in CO2 emissions, together with the
fun of mobility.
Two concept models will make their
world premiere at the motor show. The CR-Z is a next-generation
lightweight sports car equipped with Honda's original
petrol-electric hybrid system which achieves both clean
performance and a high level of torque. The PUYO is a fuel cell
vehicle which was designed based on out-of-box thinking to
provide fun for both the vehicle owner and people around them as
well. Also on display will be a model of the i-DTEC
next-generation diesel engine, first announced in September at
the Frankfurt Motor Show, which delivers both outstanding
environmental performance and engine performance
In addition, a "Next Energy"
display will showcase Honda's latest initiatives in new energy
development, including technology for producing bio-ethanol from
rice straw and the environmentally responsible next-generation
thin-film solar cells, which will go on sale nationwide in
Japan. Moreover, Honda's F1 and other racing machines that
symbolize the challenge to realize new dreams and other advanced
environmental technologies that enable people to enjoy mobility
into the future will also be on display. Through these exhibits,
Honda will propose a new direction for the future of mobility.
‘CR-Z' stands for ‘Compact Renaissance
Zero'-an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the
design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals. This design
research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced
technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing the
vehicle's environmental footprint.
‘PUYO' is a Japanese onomatopoeia that
expresses the sensation of touching the vehicle's soft body. It is meant
to convey a warm, friendly impression. The PUYO represents a new idea in
mobility that brings together ‘clean', ‘safe' and ‘fun' functionality in
an environmentally responsible, people-friendly minimalist design
featuring an ultra-high efficiency, small frame and fuel cell technology
to please both users and onlookers alike.
(October 29, 2007)