The Honda showcase for the Frankfurt Motor show include the new HR-V and Jazz variants, due to arrive in European showrooms from September onwards, the updated CR-V, Civic, Civic Tourer and the top flight Civic Type R, as well as the German premiere of the UNI-CUB β.
Both the Honda HR-V and Jazz combine new designs with the safety, class-leading interior space and versatility customary to the marque’s variants. The CR-V, one of the world’s best selling SUVs, has been refreshed for the European market with a new diesel engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, as well as world-first technologies to enhance occupant safety.
Also part of the Frankfurt Motor show showcase are the 2015 Civic line-up, featuring the Civic sedan, Tourer and Type R. The 2015 Honda Civic and Civic Tourer feature new sporty exterior and interior styling enhancements, reflected by a new Civic Sport, as well as introducing Honda Connect, an advanced Android-based infotainment system offering WiFi, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI and Mirror Link connectivity.
The new Civic Type R is Honda’s race car for the road and represents Honda’s racing spirit and commitment to delivering class-leading performance through creative engineering. The British-built variant, which debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, is powered by an all-new 2.0 liter VTEC Turbo engine and is the most extreme Civic ever to wear the legendary red badge of a Type R. With unmatched performance in the European front-wheel drive hot hatch segment, the Civic Type R’s peak power output is 310 PS at 6,500 rpm. Coupled with unique aerodynamics, the Type R can power to a top speed of 270 km/h.
The UNI-CUB β Personal Mobility device shares the limelight with the other Honda exhibits at the Frankfurt MS. The device features balance control technology and an omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System) which originated from Honda’s pioneering research into humanoid robots, represented by the research and development of the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO.
Another attraction at the Honda booth include the Project 2 & 4, which highlights the company’s drive to inspire and promote creative thinking. Embodying Honda’s concept of ‘creative craftsmanship’, Honda Project 2 & 4 was designed together by Honda’s motorcycle design center in Asaka and by Honda’s automobile design center in Wako, Japan. The Honda Project 2 & 4 is the result of the company’s continuous effort to create a more exciting user experience. Honda Project 2 & 4’s cabin-less structure produces an immersive driving environment combining the experience Honda has in providing the freedom of a motorcycle and the manoeuvrability of a car.