Hondas Sports and Environment Themes at the Frankfurt Motor Show

by : Evander Klum



Honda, Japan's second largest seller of autos and producer of will present at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show one of its exciting creations for this year the Accord Tourer Concept. And on September 11, 2007, the media is invited to join the Honda's Press Day, which will be held in Hall 5 between 13.15 and 13.45.

What makes the Accord Tourer Concept so exciting? First of all it reflects the future design direction of the all-new generation Accord Tourer, which is scheduled to debut in the middle part of 2008. The wider, lower look of the all-new generation Accord Tourer indicates a sportier and more emotional styling approach.

To complement the aesthetically appealing exterior of the Accord Tourer is a range of innovative, low emissions engines and up-to-date chassis technology that will provide the exceptional handling without sacrificing riding comfort.

Honda will also showcase an extensive selection of models from the passenger car range plus a comprehensive lineup of motorcycles and power equipment products. The display of Honda will also showcase the two important themes---Sport and Environment.

The Environment theme as the name suggest will focus on Honda's achievements in terms of environmental technologies such as petrol-electrical vehicles. To represent the Environment theme are Honda's Small Hybrid Sports Concept which were revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. This Concept vehicle displays a unique combination of the latest hybrid technology fused with Honda's fun-to-drive sports car characteristics.

Still part of the Environment theme is Honda's next-generation clean diesel engine, the production Civic Hybrid, and the FCX Concept equipped with its fully-functional fuel cell technology which has previously made its debut at the Gotland Ring Sweden just this year.

For the Sports theme, Honda has prepared its current F1 racing car, the RA107 piloted by Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello, Civic Type R, and the Honda S2000 production models. Strong emphasis will also be given to the company's motorsport heritage which will be represented by the automaker's latest F1 car and of course Honda's first race car, the 1967 RA300.

The motorcycle display will showcase Honda's major contribution in competitions such as this year's MotoGP series in which its Repsol Honda RC122V and HM plant Honda CBR1000RR have participated.

The lineup of motorcycles to be displayed at Honda's stand will include the first ever production motorcycle airbag system, which is already available on the new Gold Wing. ASIMO, the humanoid robot will also be there to welcome stand visitors. Also parts of the display are the Honda solar panels and Honda Jet.