#AutoExpo2014 updates: Honda Mobilio and Honda Jazz debuts at Auto Expo 2014 in India

New Delhi, 05 February 2014: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) today unveiled its Mid-size Stylish MPV Honda Mobilio and the all-new 3rd generation Honda Jazz at the 12th Auto Expo in presence of Mr. Takanobu Ito, President and CEO Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan. The India premiere of Mobilio and Jazz is significant as both the cars will be launched in the Indian market during 2014-15.
Mr Takanobu Ito, President and CEO, Honda Motor Co, Mr Hironori Kanayama, President and CEO, HCIL & Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co with the mid size stylish MPV Honda Mobilio

Honda Mobilio is the new Mid-size Stylish MPVdeveloped by Honda exclusively for the Asian markets after comprehensive research and customer feedback. It features sporty styling and a spacious cabin, which can seat seven occupants in three-row configuration.

Showcased in the Indian market for the first time, the all new 3rd generation Honda Jazz builds on the original model’s innovative packaging, flexible cargo capability and fun-to-drive character with spirited new styling, an even more spacious & refined interior to give a whole new level of comfort, styling and performance.

Honda brings alive the theme of its booth “Step into the Future”through an attractive range of displays with cutting edge futuristic and environment friendly technologies.

As a World Premiere, Honda  unveiled the Honda Vision XS-1, which is a creative study model of a new crossover utility vehicle. Based on Honda’s original MM (Man Maximum, Machine Minimum) philosophy, Honda Vision XS-1 fuses together two different values of sporty exterior styling and amazing spaciousness, in a compact body. Honda Vision XS-1 is the proposal for next generation vehicle featuring 3-row seating arrangement for 7-passengers and sliding doors with large opening in a compact cross-over utility vehicle body.

The exhibition model NSX Concept is the next-generation super sports car delivering a new dimension of driving pleasure. From the powertrain to chassis to cockpit, the NSX Concept is human-centred in every aspect of its design. While delivering outstanding environmental performance and fuel economy, the NSX Concept offers an entirely new dimension of control, in which driver and machine become as one. The key technology is Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive), which features a midship-mounted direct injection V6 engine, a dual clutch transmission with an internal high-efficiency motor, and an electric motor for each front wheel. Leveraging this advanced system, the NSX Concept brings in a new era for the super sports car. The exterior design is clean, simple and modern, and the low, wide, powerful and flowing styling emphasizes the exceptional performance of the vehicle. Designed to be a human support cockpit, the interior offers the driver a wide field of view, an exotic driving position and a highly intuitive interface.

The other exhibition model Accord Hybrid features the SportHybrid i-MMD(intelligent Multi-Mode Drive), a revolutionary Honda developed powertrain. This advanced hybrid system belongs to the Earth Dreams Technology series of next- generation powertrain technologies, which combine enjoyable driving with outstanding fuel economy.The Sport Hybrid i-MMD uses three different engine modes to power the Accord Hybrid. For off-the-line starts and low-to-mid speed cruising, EV Drive uses the battery to provide the power and drive motor to propel the vehicle. For acceleration, the Hybrid Drive uses the gasoline engine to generate electricity and drive motor to propel the vehicle. Finally, for high speed cruising, Engine Drive uses the gasoline engine to provide power directly. By switching automatically among these three modes, Sport Hybrid i-MMD is able to deliver ultra high fuel economy and a powerful but smooth driving experience.

HCIL also displayed their current  production models including the newly launched 4th Generation all-new City, the very successful entry sedan Honda Amaze , hatchback Honda Brio and premium SUV Honda CR-V at the Auto Expo.

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