2016 Honda Freed rendered based on patent leak
Posted on: Jun 24, 2016 - 4:26pm IST
Will be launched in Japan in August.
While its North American subsidiary is busy working on the fifth generation Honda CR-V, back home Honda is testing the Honda Freed MPV’s second generation model.
The second generation Honda Freed is said to launch in Japan this August. Already spied testing several times in Japan, and leaked in a patent image earlier this week, a speculative rendering by Adrians Ramadhani gives a clear look at the City-based MPV’s stance.
The next-gen Honda Freed is reported to measure 4,250 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,710 mm in height (35 mm longer and at least 5 mm taller than the current JDM-spec Honda Freed).
The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will reportedly continue serving in the second generation. The new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine to be offered in the tenth-gen Civic later this year, will not be available on the Freed during its launch, another report said.
As for the hybrid variant which will be, the IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) will be replaced by the i-DCD dual-clutch hybrid system. The hybrid system’s combustion engine will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit, mated to an electric motor, and the transmission will be a 7-speed dual-clutch unit.