Anticipating the start of this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we’re looking at the cars expected to be on show from some of the worlds leading manufacturers.
Particularly catching our eye this morning are the concepts being unveiled by Honda, which are exciting enough to snatch attention away from the North American giants like Buick, Ford, Chrysler and Dodge.
Honda build on Tokyo success
Honda revealed an exceptionally impressive line-up at December’s Tokyo Motor Show, with an array of ground-breaking electric vehicles on display.
This is part of Honda’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020, based on 2005 levels.
Visitors at Detroit are anticipating being able to see an exciting range of new models, some produced under Honda’s North American luxury marque, Acura.
New super sports car concept
These include the long-awaited Honda NSX concept super car, the subject of heated rumours in the automotive world.
The Honda NSX is the precursor to Honda’s new Acura Super Sport, expected to reach the UK as a production model in 2013.
That’s not the only new Honda either
Other debuts expected at Detroit for Honda include the Acura 2013 RDX and the ILX concept.
The Honda Acura ILX concept is being billed by Honda as a styling study for their new luxury saloon, slated for release this spring.
Honda are positioning the Acura ILX as the gateway car in the top-end range, and among other innovations it will come with the option of having an electric/gas hybrid powertrain.
The Honda Acura 2012 RDX is a prototype of their 2nd generation five person SUV.
Meanwhile, the Japanese manufacturer is also releasing the Honda Accord Coupe concept, which is expected to showcase the Accord’s new US styling direction.
Honda reclaims engineering edge
This follows on from their strong performance at the Tokyo Motor Show, where Honda unveiled a range of critically acclaimed concepts.
These included the stylish, futuristic Honda EV-Ster, an electric sports car that manages to combine performance with impeccable environmental credentials, thanks to its ultra-lightweight carbon fibre body and lithium ion batteries.
Its capacity for speed has even impressed TopGear reviewers, who have listed it in their top ten concept cars for 2011.
A Honda insider has leaked that this is the start of a new direction for Honda, which is determined to regain its engineering edge.
Further details on the new Honda concepts will be revealed after the start of the Detroit show on the 9th of January.
Pictures of these exciting cars to follow.
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Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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