2010 Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 3 December 2009 , 14:12:00 byAlina

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Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport Concept

Honda carmaker developed the Personal-Neo Urban Transport design study model, a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact and complex city coupe. The announcement came at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The packaging concept integrates a center driving position configuration and a rear power-train layout. In the end, the carmaker obtained a sleek and aggressive exterior that also allows for a spacious and open interior with excellent visibility. The exterior styling is intended to capture a future direction for premium sophistication while balancing the need for maximum interior space and an aerodynamic appearance. The interior layout contributes prominently to the overall shape of the exterior. The interior space with its center driving position flanked by two rear seats provides generous legroom for all occupants, roughly the equivalent of a mid-sized sedan in a vehicle that has an exterior footprint similar to a micro car. The windshield serves as a heads-up display for the navigation system and the back-up camera. The modular rear engine is designed to accommodate a wide variety of potential propulsion technologies including a conventional small displacement internal combustion engine, a hybrid gasoline-electric power-train, or a battery-electric power-train. The exterior and interior designers wanted to explore the potential for a new type of small-segment-category vehicle that overcomes a lot of the objections for existing micro-car designs. Honda R&D American began its operations in California in 1975 with local market research activities and has steadily grown its capabilities over the past 33 years to include all aspects of new vehicle research, design and development.