2005 Honda W.O.W Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 10 April 2006 , 11:04:39 byEmil

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Honda W.O.W Concept

Honda believes you and your four-legged friend should be able to travel together in comfort, and supports dogs and their drivers with a range of fun events. The W.O.W (Wonderful Open-hearted Wagon) Concept is all about helping you keep your pup at your side and have more fun together.

The special features start with seats that can be transformed into a crate where you can safely leave a dog, and flexible vents that introduce streams of fresh air into the cabin.

The unique low-floor platform allows for a surprisingly spacious cabin within a compact body, and the raised central part of the roof creates a walk-through for free and easy movement in the cabin. Honda,s W.O.W Concept is full of great ideas to make a dog,s life on the road more comfortable.

Low center of gravity and a wide stance for an exhilarating driving experience

The low center of gravity and wide stance of the body provide an impressively lively and stable ride.

A home away from home for your dog

To maximize canine appreciation, the interior is fashioned with materials like wooden flooring that recreate a terrace environment dogs feel comfortable with. The unique interior design is enhanced by the soothing look of natural wood and a state-of-the-art multi-material instrument panel. Additional innovations include a lid in the instrument panel in front of the passenger seat that opens to reveal a crate for smaller dogs. Mesh at the front and sides assures adequate ventilation, and its position facing the passenger seat makes it easy for you and your pup to keep an eye on each other as you ride.

Flexible seating: 4 people, 6 people, or 4 people + a dog

The standard configuration of the interior is four individual seats, but six can be accommodated when you slide the rear seat to the back and pull out the extra seat stowed in the floor. Or the seatback and cushion of the extra seat can be detached to form a crate for a larger dog.

Powered dual sliding side doors and a split double tailgate provide easy access for people and pets alike

The low, flat floor and wide door openings provide easy access for everyone, from children and senior passengers to canine companions. The powered swing- and-slide side doors open wide to the front and back, and the 70:30 vertically split rear tailgate provides easy access from the back.

Thanks to the center walk-through, you step in at the tailgate and move freely all the way to the front of the cabin.