Honda at GENEVA Motor Show 2012
Earth Dreams Technology
Honda has created a new engine and transmission series known as Earth Dreams Technology which will be applied to products to realise both "fun" and "environmental" values at a high level.
The new Honda NSX Concept will be shown for the first time in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The NSX Concept features a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system which is part of Earth Dreams Technology and maximises the overall drive train efficiency, reaffirming Honda's commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
The first use of Earth Dreams Technology in Europe, will be on the new 1.6litre i-DTEC, a small diesel engine debuting in the Honda Civic in late 2012. By combining this new technology not only with diesel engines, but also with petrol engines, and a new CVT series, Honda strives to achieve top-of-industry fuel efficiency for every category of its engines within the next 3 years.
Geneva Motor Show is the setting to show the European CR-V Prototype for the first time. Already on sale in US and Japan, the European CR-V will make its debut at the Paris Salon in September.
Honda will also have the European premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model in the form of an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car.
The Honda Jazz line up is enriched with 2 more variants:
one is the Jazz Si, which features an upgraded sporty suspension package and styling changes to the interior and the exterior; the other is the Jazz 1.2 which now features idle stop, bettering its environmental credentials by a reduction of 3 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Honda is also displaying the rest of its model line-up comprising of the new Civic, the hybrids Jazz, CR-Z and Insight as well as the Accord range in sedan and Tourer guise. In addition, the FCX Clarity makes another appearance to the public as the world's first production fuel-cell vehicle.
HONDA NSX CONCEPT
Honda presents the new Honda NSX Concept for the first time in Europe, highlighting the design and technology direction for the next-generation supercar.
The dynamically-styled NSX Concept gives an indication of the next great performance vehicle from Honda. Making use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V-6 engine, the NSX Concept employs several new technologies