Honda and its Chinese joint ventures, Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda, have unveiled a raft of new models at the Shanghai motor show.
Among them is a new MPV called the Honda Concept M, which is mainly aimed at the Chinese market. Honda said that although the vehicle is a concept, it will inspire a production version that will go on sale next year.
Currently, commercial vehicles account for the majority of the MPV market in China, but Concept M is designed to bring more car-like qualities to the sector. Honda says it combines a comfortable, spacious cabin and a more involving driving experience.
Concept M is the work of the design studio at Honda's research and development division in Japan. Honda has already started work on the mass-production version that will follow.
Guangqi Honda showed off the Crider, the production version of the Concept C Chinese-market mid-size saloon that was first seen at the Beijing motor show last year. The spacious four-door is claimed to have "dynamic performance that exceeds other vehicles in its class". The Crider is due to go on sale in June of this year.