cylinder / hybrid
The Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept which went on show
at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show in March represents Honda's
proposal for a future hybrid model.
The Small Hybrid Sports Concept demonstrates a unique
fusion of advanced hybrid technology and fun-to-drive
sports car characteristics.
The Small Hybrid Sports Concept, which has been designed
by Honda R&D Europe based in Offenbach, is conceived
around a front-wheel drive, small car platform and is
powered by a Honda IMA 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid
system driving through a CVT transmission. It explores
the idea that a car can have a low environmental impact
yet still deliver all the driving enjoyment expected of
a compact sports car.
The aerodynamic design of the Honda Small Hybrid Sports
Concept is characterised by curvaceous and contoured surfaces
contrasting with sharp "folded" edges. The short
front and rear overhangs, together with wheelarches that
wrap tightly around large wheels, further enhance the
dramatic looks of this sports coupe. An accentuated, arrow-like
nose features a full width air intake with Civic family
overtones. This sweeps forward into a distinct protruding
centre section complete with 'H' logo.
Similar and related vehicles:
Honda Sports 4
Honda Accord Coupe