Beijing 2012: Honda Concept C and Concept S Unveiled in China

Honda teased us a few weeks ago with two concept cars it would unveil at this week’s Beijing auto show. Now, the sheets have been pulled off and a few details on the Chinese concepts have emerged.

One of those vehicles is the Concept C sedan, with the “C” standing for “Cool,” “Challenge,” and “China.”  Honda could have added “Coupe,” since the absence of a rear quarter window gives the concept a very coupe-like profile. The side view also showcases a few interesting character lines, wheel-well filling rims, thin side view mirror housing, and small, push-button style door handles. Up front, the grille and lower air dams are angular, while the hood features bold bulges. It will be interesting to see how much of the sharp concept sedan’s dragon-inspired styling translates into the expected production version.

The Concept S — “S” is for “Stylish,” “Smart,” and “Surprise” – is a people mover that’s a bit smaller than the Odyssey minivan sold here in the States. The Concept S appears to have four conventional doors and its curvaceous shape reminds us of the Civic’s “mono-form” design language. Honda didn’t provide passenger capacity for the Concept S.

Also unavailable were powertrain details, although the Concept S is said to be powered by a hybrid system. Both vehicles are scheduled for production next year and Honda says it plans to sell the Concept S in both Chinese and yet-to-be announced global markets.

Acura has its own show-stopper at the show, where it is displaying the NSX concept. Acura’s halo sportscar now sports red paint as opposed to the dark silver color used for its Detroit debut.

Source: Honda

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