Honda Concept D – Auto Shanghai Live
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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co. (HMCI) has unveiled the Honda Concept D crossover at the Auto Shanghai 2015. The company says that the show car previews a China-only crossover model that is currently under development. The production vehicle will serve as top-end SUV model in Honda’s Chinese fleet.
As far as the design is concerned, the Concept D wears a bold styling and futuristic look, probably sketched with the urban Chinese buyers in mind. At the front, the huge ‘bronze-gold’ grille is as imposing as the massive air vents and slim LED-powered headlights. The car has a sloping roofline, with bumper integrated LED DRLs adding appeal.
Moving towards the rear, the side of the concept car is dominated by chunky 21-inch alloys shod in 285/45 tires with protruding side skirts and glaring wheel arches. The recessed door handles and cameras in place of conventional side mirrors grabs one’s attention. Further back, the boomerang-like C-shaped LED taillights, stylish spoiler up on the roof, and detailed bumper add to the car’s bold look.
The company claims that the production car will have a high-quality driving feel and a spacious cabin, with a long list of advanced comfort and safety features in it.
The car will be built by both Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda joint ventures, and is to be positioned as the premium model in Honda’s Chinese stable. Honda has also launched the updated CR-V and City sedan for the Chinese market at the show.