Honda has unveiled a host of important new vehicles at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. From performance and race cars through to an advanced fuel cell concept, Honda is signalling an important year for the brand in Europe, with every model in the company’s range being new or comprehensively refreshed.
The Honda Civic Type R production car was given a global premiere and is described as the most extreme Type R ever built, with blistering performance and thrilling dynamics that set new standards in the segment.
A world-first application of Honda’s new 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine, aggressive function-led styling, and pioneering new chassis technologies combine to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector. The Type R is due to go on sale this summer.
A production version of the Honda NSX is also on display, 25 years after the original NSX shook up the established supercar segment.
Powered by an innovative V6 hybrid powertrain, the all-new NSX has been created to deliver a New Sports eXperience’ with a focus on ‘Precision Crafted Performance’ to deliver the ultimate representation of Honda performance and prestige. The development of the 2015 Honda NSX started from a clean sheet and involved nearly three years of intensive development effort by a global design and engineering team led by engineers at Honda’s development centre in Raymond, Ohio.
New Jazz and HRV looks the real deal
In addition to the real glitz, the new Jazz made its production debut in Geneva, and is the latest version of Honda’s hugely successful small car. And I suspect that this one will be an even bigger hit in Ireland, if the pricing is right.
A decade ago, the original HR-V was a quirky crossover unlike anything else around. The all-new HR-V is more conventional and stylish. I suspect that it will probably be very successful.
European spec FCV (Fuel Cell ) concept car
Finally, first seen in Tokyo last November their FCV (fuel cell vehicle ) Concept was shown with a European spec, edging closer to launching in 2016.