At its home Motor Show, Honda is spreading the “joy of expanding our life’s potential”. The joy of expanding our life’s potential theme denotes Honda’s joy in vehicle making to enrich people’s lives and the 60th anniversary of Honda’s participation in the World Grand Prix.
Honda’s Tokyo Motor Show exhibits encompass automobiles and motorcycles, but we’ll look at automobiles here. Main highlights include the world premiere of the all-new Fit (Jazz), New Accord (Japanese premiere), refreshed Freed and the Honda e, as well as the NSX and N-BOX Series.
At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, visitors to the show gets to see the next-generation Jazz or Fit as they call it everyelse in the world. This fourth-generation Jazz inherits a spacious cabin realized with Honda’s original center-tank layout and a versatile seating arrangement from the previous generation Fit, and the hybrid model features the 2-motor hybrid system, which was made even more compact than the previous system. Without compromising the outstanding usability of the current generation, the all-new Jazz will come to market as a vehicle which will ensure occupant comfort and make city driving a lot more enjoyable.
The new Accord was first introduced to the U.S. market, and Honda is now ready to roll-out this model to Japanese market. Featuring a “low & wide” proportion, elegant silhouette and spacious cabin, the new Accord is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in early 2020, as a high-class hybrid sedan with a trendy styling and worthy usability along with a linear drive.
Next up is the Honda e, the first EV commuter from the brand. It was first showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Positioned as Honda’s proposal for an urban commuter, the Honda e features a motor and rear-wheel-drive system to realize an effective and clean drive and ease of handling. In addition to featuring the dual screen large-sized touchscreen display and a camera-based mirror system which replaces door mirrors, the Honda e strives to seamlessly connect mobility and people’s daily lives with the Honda Personal Assistant, a voice recognition function based on connected technologies and advanced AI technologies.
Scheduled to go on sale in mid-October is the new Freed. The Freed compact MPV made its debut in Malaysia years back but is currently no longer in the Malaysian Honda line-up. The Freed is now refreshed with a design featuring an easy-to-handle compact body and spacious cabin. A new variant Crosstar is added to the Freed line-up. which emphasized the expression of a fun-loving spirit and dynamic performance with its crossover styling. Don’t forget to view the remarkable NSX and the N-Box series if you happen to visit the show.