Honda has revealed two new concept cars at the Beijing motor show. The Honda Concept C previews a new budget saloon for the Chinese market and the Honda Concept S trails a new global compact car.
The Concept C, the C standing for “cool, challenge and China”, features angular styling inspired by a dragon. Honda’s operations in China completely led the product planning for the car, while the styling was a collaborative between Honda’s Chinese and Japanese design houses.
A production version of the Concept C is expected to be launched next year solely for the Chinese market.
When it makes production, the Concept S will be sold in global emerging markets. It’s mainly targeted at China however, hence its Beijing launch. The S stands for “stylish, smart and surprise”.
It is powered by an unspecified hybrid powertrain.
Honda has also confirmed it will launch its Acura ILX and RX models in the Chinese market later this year. The new NSX will also be launched in the country within the next three years.
The final significant launch on the Honda stand at Beijing is the new Ciimo saloon, the result of a joint venture between Dongfeng and Honda. The Ciimo is 4545mm long and is powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine.