Honda to showcase near-production versions of Concept S and Concept C in Shanghai

08/04/2013 - 18:50 | Honda,   | Shrawan Raja

Honda and Acura have announced the unveiling of new vehicles at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show which begins on the 20th of April. Acura has not divulged exact details, describing its sole exhibit as the "world premiere of a global concept model."

Honda Concept C rearHonda S Concept Beijing Auto Show rear three quarters

[The near-production Honda Concept C and Concept S make their world premieres at the Shanghai Auto Show. Pictured are the concept cars shown last year]

Honda will conduct world premieres of two evolved concept models and showcase a handful of cars from its existing portfolio.

The first model making its world premiere is the near-production Honda Concept C (sub-Accord segment) that was brought to the Beijing Auto Show last year. The "middle class sedan" developed exclusively for China maybe exported to Asian countries in the future.

A substantially developed and near mass-production version of the Honda Concept S is the second vehicle to premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show. Described as a global concept car, the Concept S is ideal if it blossoms into the replacement for the Honda Odyssey, which was relaunched at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago with an on-board vacuum cleaner.

Both models are likely to be produced locally and launch in the Chinese market this year.

Acura concept Auto Shanghai 2013 teaserHonda Concept S Auto Shanghai 2013

[These are teasers of the Acura concept and the near-production Honda Concept S released ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show]

Honda will have a joint showcasing with joint venture companies Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. Besides the C and S, Honda would showcase the Accord, Odyssey, City, Crosstour, Fit, CR-Z, Fit Hybrid, Li Nian S1, CR-V, Civic, Spirior, Elysion, Insight and CIIMO at the show.

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