Honda Brings Two New Concepts- Concept C and Concept S
At the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Honda unveiled its new concepts — the Concept C sedan and Concept S tall hatchback. The Concept C (‘C’ may refer to Cool, Challenge or China) is earmarked especially for China, while the S’s descendant will go on sale worldwide. The Concept C, which looks a bit similar than the Acura TL, is a four-door sedan with a bold grille and carved side flanks. Besides, the availability of the vehicle in China, not much information is available at present. Developed as a mid-priced model, the Concept C is targeted at the country’s escalating consumer class.
About the Concept S, the jelly bean–shaped profile of this concept is similar to that of the Toyota Prius V, a go-to hybrid option, which was attached to Toyota’s Prius family this past year. The automaker expects the Concept S to be a more efficient version which may end up battling the V in the United States. If it happens, the vehicle would be placed on top as the space-efficient and larger hybrid option in the Honda line-up.
Apart from revealing it as a hybrid, more details, including powertrain details of Concept S have not been announced by the company. But it is sure that the new concept is more stylish than the existing Honda Insight the Toyota Prius. According to sources, S stands for “Stylish,” “Smart” and “Surprise,” and the company says it will offer both “the fun of driving” and “environmental performance.”
Other features include a pair of unique shaped taillights, which manages to pull off the near-impossible. Those afterburner-style nacelles for the rear reflectors, however, likely will never see the light of day. Even though, both gasoline and hybrid options are expected to feature in this concept, we’ll have to wait to see what exactly the production version is. Both the concepts are expected be launched next year.