Honda unveiled the next step in the renewal of its European car range at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show last week, including the global premiere of the Civic Hatchback Prototype.
The Civic Hatchback Prototype receives its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, previewing the exterior design of the all-new hatchback model, scheduled for a European launch in early 2017. It will be built at Honda’s UK manufacturing plant and the car will be exported to global markets, including the US. Honda also gave the Clarity Fuel Cell its European debut at Geneva, following its global unveiling at the Tokyo Motor Show in October last year.
The Clarity Fuel Cell is the world’s first production fuel cell saloon to house the entire fuel cell powertrain under the bonnet. With a range of up to 700km, the Clarity Fuel Cell achieves best-in-class range while its unique packaging allows an interior design to offer seating for five, a first for a fuel cell saloon.
Meanwhile, following the announcement of the start of customer sales in the US at the Detroit motor show, Honda has confirmed that the first European customer deliveries for the Honda NSX will begin in 2016.
The NSX features classic low and wide proportions married to modern and alluring surfacing, an aggressive front design, and rear lights that pay homage to the original NSX. The new hybrid supercar has an all-new mid-mounted DOHC V6 engine with twin turbochargers mated to a specially developed nine-speed DCT.