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New ASIMO makes its Russian Debut
at Moscow International Motor Show
Moscow, Russia - ASIMO arrived in
Moscow to attend the 2008 Moscow International Motor Show
(MIAS-2008). This is the first time the latest version of ASIMO
has travelled to Russia and will spend 13 days in the country's
Honda's theme for this year's show
is advanced technology and the environment. ASIMO brings this to
life for the visitors of the show by illustrating Honda's
dedication to innovative and cutting edge research.
During the MIAS-2008 the New ASIMO
will make over 50 public performances on a vast, purpose-built
stage. Each demonstration, lasting half an hour, will provide
the estimated 1.5 million visitors to the international motor
show with an opportunity to see Honda's latest advances in the
field of humanoid robotics.
This will include ASIMO's ability
to run, climb stairs, give and receive objects and interact with
people. It will also include a unique dance, demonstrating the
superior agility and movement of the new ASIMO to its
The MIAS-2008 is growing in size
and popularity. This year over 30 countries are being
represented and it will pack in over 1000 exhibitors and 2,200
accredited journalists into 120, 000 square meters of space.
This growth has led to it being
recently named an ‘A' category motor show alongside Geneva,
Paris, Detroit and Frankfurt, which mirrors the dynamic and fast
paced nature of the Russian automotive market.
Honda's booth at the MIAS-2008 features
the CR-Z concept car, which is being displayed in Russia for the very
first time, the upgraded Honda Legend 2009 (European premiere), the
brand-new Honda Pilot (European premiere), the Civic Hybrid concept, the
Civic 5D Mugen study model and several other cars.
Honda sales in Russia have steadily
increased over the last few years. In 2007 Honda cars sales increased
2.5 times compared to 2006. Honda Russia expects that this high rate of
sales growth will continue for 2008.
(August 26, 2008)