2009 Honda Skydeck Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 1 October 2009 , 08:10:52 byDan

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Honda Skydeck Concept

In October, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda carmaker will display the latest version of a sporty hybrid concept, the 2009 CR-Z Concept. The production version of the model will be available for sale in the UK next summer, in 2010, and it will be the first sports hybrid car in the world and the first ever petrol-electric vehicle to employ a 6-speed manual transmission. At the same show, Honda will also present two more new concept cars that aim to broaden the appeal of cleaner vehicle technology. The EV-N is a 4-seat battery electric vehicle, inspired by the N360 launched in the 1960s. This concept is purely a design study and there are no plans for production. The show will also mark the debut of the Skydeck concept, an innovative 6-seat hybrid MPV. This model has greater cabin space and the room for three rows of two seats and a lower center of gravity. Other models present there will be the Swindon-built Civic Type E EURO. Sales for this ne will begin in Japan on November 2009. There will be a special display zone called HELLO! It will feature a comprehensive display of electricity-based products, including products that supply electricity, vehicles that run on electricity and products with innovative electronic technologies. The motorcycles display shares the same stand area as 4-wheels, with features from larger-displacement sports bikes that offer new riding pleasure, to compact commuter models powered by electricity. The all-new and much anticipated VFR1200F sports touring machine powered by a V4 engine will also be present, emphasizing advanced technology and styling whilst offering an enjoyable riding experience. Advanced models that address environmental elements include the PXC, an idle stop function-equipped global scooter that delivers outstanding fuel economy and the EVE-neo, which achieves clean and tough performance that only an electric-powered scooter can provide.