01 Apr 2022 ID: 368102
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  • New front seat designed for pets, launching with dog variant
  • Cat, fish, hamster and other models to follow
  • Available on all new Honda cars from 01 April
  • Seats will be completely customisable for individual pets


Honda has launched a brand-new range of front passenger seats for pets, the Pet Co-Pilot Front Seat.


On sale from Friday 01 April, 2022, the Dog Co-Pilot Front Seat will be available first, joined later in the year by variants for cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and fish. A multi-storey seat for gerbils will follow in spring 2023.

Designed specifically for pets, each seat will ensure animals can get the best view in the car with a full view of the world around them, while being within a paw’s or fin’s reach of their human parent.

The seats will be available either as a factory-fitted option or a retrospective purchase for cars built between April 2017 and March 2022, available through Honda’s dealer network.

The Dog Co-Pilot Front Seat will be available to order immediately. Features include:

  • XXL seat base with scratch-resistant and water-proof material
  • XXL seat bolsters to keep the dog safe in the seat
  • Recessed spill-proof bowl holders
  • Air-con vents built into the seat to keep the dog cool
  • ISOFIX points for dog harness attachment
  • Honda-branded harness

The seat can be customised to suit the dog’s and human’s needs and requirements, with optional extras including:

  • Bowl holder inserts, so a human can use the seat
  • Glovebox treat dispenser with snout-activated button
  • 50/50 split meal/treat bowl
  • In-built squeaker or toy (replaceable) sewn into the seat

Honda has created the seats as in response to driver’s attitudes in recent years – 59% of UK households now own a pet, according to data from Statista.

Honda’s head of Pet Products, Annie Mal, said: “This new option is in response to increased customer demand around travel options for their pets. More than ever, pet owners are looking to take their pets with them when they travel, and we’ve created an option that not only lets them do that but encourages it.

“From driving across the UK and Europe for holidays, to short trips to the shops or a day out, the Pet Co-Pilot Front Seat allows owners to be closer to their beloved pet when driving. It also frees up boot space.”

There’s more in the pipeline, too, with the Large or Exotic Pet Co-Pilot Front Seat on course for 2024 delivery, launching with the Horse Co-Pilot Front Seat.





Notes to editor:

Happy April Fools Day.


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