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Honda at Geneva 2014 — Press Kit

4 2014

Honda has revealed its Geneva Motor Show including the worldwide debut of the Type R Concept model, the debut of the Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCEV) Concept, the layout of the new NSX and the 2014 Civic Touring Car Championship race

Racing Car for the Road – Civic R Concept

Honda’s appearance at the Geneva Motorshow will with the worldwide reveal of the Type R Concept model, the styling direction for the exterior of the highly-anticipated production version debuts in 2015. Dubbed by the team as a ‘racing car for the road’, its and aggressive styling reflects the performance characteristics for which R is renowned.

Advanced Technology – FCEV Concept

Further Honda’s leadership in the development of technology, the FCEV Concept its first European appearance. and aerodynamic, the Concept points to the styling direction of Honda’s fuel cell electric which launches in the U.S. and in 2015, followed by Europe.

Evolution – Honda NSX

Making its Show debut, Honda highlight the powertrain layout of the new NSX The model showcases the longitudinal, V6 injection engine with turbo, alongside Honda’s 3 motor Sport Hybrid (Super Handling All Wheel hybrid system.

Racing – 2014 Civic World Car Championship livery

Following the Manufacturers’ Championship of the 2013 Touring Car Championship, Honda also reveal the livery of the Civic WTCC car. it will showcase its long in Formula One with the RA271 competed in 1964 making its in the German Grand Prix at the and the record-breaking turbo-charged RA168E which dominated the 1988

The Honda Press Conference take place at 14:15 CET on 4th March on the Honda stand

Racing Car for the Road – Civic R Concept

Bold and Aggressive, to Reflect Performance

Honda’s at the 2014 Geneva Motor will lead with the reveal of the Civic Type R model, providing the styling for the exterior design of the hotly-anticipated version that debuts in Its bold and aggressive styling the strong performance credentials for Type R is renowned.

Described by the team as a ‘racing car for the road’ than a high performance of a road car, the new Type R set to signal a new era for the marque- this is set to be the most extreme Civic R yet. Its sleek and aerodynamic reflects a car designed for function and whilst maintaining the look of a car and the distinctive character of Type R.

R represents Honda’s racing It is built with a passion for

Masaru Hasegawa – Chief Civic Type R

Styling is linked to performance, with the R Concept showing its credentials in the design. Many of the styling offer real function, than just aesthetics, as by feedback from prototype at the famous Nurgburgring Nordschleife in The need to reduce drag, add provide cooling and achieve airflow, were key considerations for the team.

The front spoiler is to add down-force, the vertical side and the cut out shape of the front bumper to reduce drag and control around the front tyres. A red running along the front further accentuates the Type R’s low and stance.

Furthermore, the new headlight design integrated LED daytime running and the sharp horizontal fog lights, add a character to the face of the Type R The upper and lower front have been enlarged and air on the bonnet provide cooling for the output engine. The front and fenders have been to accommodate wide tyres and air are integrated to optimise airflow.

One of the stand-out advances on the Concept is the new rear spoiler featuring LED lights integrated into the wing which accentuates the R’s futuristic look. The shape and of the double rear wing has designed to provide additional as a direct result of feedback through testing on the track.

the design direction are 20-inch edged by a red ring, with red brake callipers and a bright red running along the bottom of the spoiler. Such features add to the appearance which reflects the driving experience that the R promises to deliver.

Styling and of the new Concept has been carried out in with the team based at RD centre in Swindon, UK. The design maintained close contact production colleagues, as they towards achieving the styling of the Concept model.

Building on History for Turbo-Charged Engines

further detail on performance is yet to be Honda has confirmed that the Type R will be the first in Europe to feature one of its brand new TURBO engines from the Dreams Technology range. The direct injection, four-cylinder is expected to deliver class-leading of at least 280PS and will be 6 compliant.

Turbo engines not been seen in Honda’s cars in Europe for some however, the company has continued to develop turbo technology, it on the race track and in road in other regions. The 2013 season saw Honda successfully to the track with the turbo-charged in the Civic; powering the Castrol World Touring Car team and Motorsport team to Manufacturers’ in Honda‘s first full

Honda’s successful return to in 2013, has been instrumental in knowledge that has helped the new Type R, providing the development with analysis and feedback on and styling collected from the to assist in the creation of a ‘racing car for the from the Civic hatchback.

The long history in developing engines for success on the track back decades, with one example being Honda’s RA168E used in Formula In the 1988 F1 season the RA168E Honda to set eight new records, the most race victories (15 out of the most Constructors points and the most one-two finishes The season also saw Honda both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ for the second consecutive year.

the 2013 American Le Mans saw Honda Performance Development and its dominate, with Scott taking his third consecutive title in the ARX-03b. Powered by the HR28TT twin-turbo V6 engine, the produces 450hp from displacement. In the Japanese Super GT GT300 class, the CR-Z GT has a turbo engine since while the 2014 NSX Concept in the GT500 class will a two-litre turbo engine with hybrid technology.

Honda also continues to turbo-charged engines in production in markets outside of Europe. The Legend introduced a 2.0-litre V6 engine with a variable Turbo” that could exhaust stream and efficiently charging pressure. More the Acura RDX launched in 2008 a 2.3-litre 16-valve inline engine utilising i-VTEC valve control; combining Valve Timing and Lift Control (VTEC) with Timing Control™ (VTC™).

the variable flow turbocharger in unison with i-VTEC, the RDX strong power and torque, fuel economy and low emissions. output for the engine is 240 hp at 6000 with 260 lb-ft Nm of torque at rpm.

Many smaller models also utilise engines in order to deliver a ride; for example, the 1982 Turbo through to the successful turbo model released in in 2012.

The unveiling of the new Type R model follows Honda’s at the Paris Motor Show in where it confirmed the return of the Type R, with a commitment to new standards in performance and handling, the application of technologies developed its participation in the World Touring Car The company also announced its aim for the new Type R to become the fastest vehicle to lap the Nurburgring.

The Civic R Concept model will on the Honda stand at Geneva Show, in a vivid red with a highlight, a colour developed for this car, aiming to its performance credentials and unique

Advanced Technology Leadership FCEV Concept

Further Honda’s commitment to leadership in the of advanced technology, the latest concept model makes its European appearance. Sleek and the concept points to the potential direction of Honda’s next-generation electric vehicle which in the U.S. and Japan in 2015, by Europe.

Showcasing exciting and styling, the Honda FCEV features sweeping character underscored by an ultra-aerodynamic body. It delivers ample interior and seating for five passengers, to new powertrain packaging efficiencies.

next generation FCEV feature the world’s first of a fuel-cell powertrain packaged in the engine room of the vehicle, for efficiencies in cabin space as as flexibility in the potential application of technology to multiple vehicle in the future.

Significant technological to the fuel-cell stack have more than 100kW of output, with power now 3kW/L, an increase of 60 percent, and the size reduced by 33 percent, to the current FCX Clarity. The next-generation FCEV is anticipated to deliver a range of approximately 700km, to Japan cycle (JC-08 with a quick refuelling of around three minutes at 70

“Building on twenty years of leadership with the FCX and FCX Clarity, the Concept sets the direction for our fuel-cell vehicle and for future in electric-drive technology. While car is a concept, it points towards a real future.“

Thomas – Fuel Cell Technology, RD Europe

For almost two decades has led the development and deployment of fuel-cell through extensive real testing, significant advancements in operation, and meeting stringent and safety regulations.

In 2011, Honda joined the Energy Partnership, the CEP is Europe’s fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure demonstration project. recently, Honda’s participation in the H2 Programmes in Germany and the UK demonstrate its to synchronise the rollout of vehicles and infrastructure.

Launched in Europe in Honda’s current fuel vehicle, the FCX Clarity, was quickly as a technological breakthrough in design, and efficiency. As the world’s first fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity a striking silhouette and a low-slung With the V-flow fuel-cell positioned down the centre of the and the electric motor located in the Honda was able to maintain the futuristic styling while a driving range of 240 miles.

FCX Clarity Contribution in Europe:

• FCX Clarity promotion program Europe

• June 2011- joins CEP (Clean Energy and H2 Demonstration Project in Germany. with 2 FCX Clarity fuel electric vehicles.

• September Opening of the first 70MPa and public hydrogen station in UK

• September- October 2012- “H2 Scandinavia Road Tour” Hamburg via Munich, Bolzano, Cardiff, Bristol, London,

• October 2012- Entering Nordic MoU to prepare for H2 station and launch in Scandinavian countries

• 2012- Joining the German H2 program to prepare for H2 station and deployment

• January 2014- the UK H2 Mobility

Further Evolution – NSX

Also making its European at Geneva is the latest evolution of the NSX revealing a chassis layout a longitudinal, V6, direct injection with twin turbo.

The new NSX will feature Sport Super Handling All Wheel (SH-AWD), delivering a whole new of both fuel economy and driving performance by combining a new V6 direct-injection twin turbo and an all new dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

a unique two-motor Electric Drive Unit with a torque adjustable control the new hybrid all-wheel-drive system can generate negative or positive to the front wheels during delivering far superior handling to previous AWD systems.

The SH-AWD on the new NSX will have a mid-mounted with the electric motors on the wheels.

Racing Spirit

Civic WTCC Livery

winning the Manufacturers’ Championship of the World Touring Car Championship its first season of full as a factory works team, will reveal the 2014 of the Castrol Honda WTCC at the Geneva Motor Show.

has recently confirmed that in the season the Castrol Honda Touring Car Team will to compete with its Championship driver line-up of Gabriele and Tiago Monteiro; and that will also provide the WTCC Civic to the private of Zengo Motorsport with Michelisz, and to Proteam Racing Mehdi Bennani.

Honda’s Formula One Car – the RA271

Honda is using its appearance at the 2014 Show to showcase its long in Formula One with the RA271, the Honda to race in F1, which its debut at the German Grand at the Nurburgring in 1964.

Symbolising challenging spirit, the RA271 an all-new chassis, with a alloy panel design, the obsolete space frame employed on the RA270F test Development of this state-of-the-art monochrome chassis took the into new territory, leading to consult textbooks on aircraft to support their efforts. A key was to ensure optimum stability and distribution once the engine was and so, drawing upon its expertise in production, Honda took the choice of installing the V12 engine in the chassis.

Honda had originally planned to its first made-for-racing F1 car in gold, to the RA270F prototype. However had been assigned to South by the FIA, so Honda elected to the car in ivory white accented a red rising sun on the cowling.

Honda’s Turbo-Charged Engine – the RA168E

Honda’s racing line-up be the turbo-charged RA168E, which the 1988 Formula One championship in the that engine supply from Williams to McLaren.

In the last season of competing turbo-charged engines Honda a huge challenge with changes, which saw fuel capacity reduced to 150 litres and boost pressure reduced to 2.5 Rather than switching to a version, Honda fought on a turbo-charged engine; reducing consumption, boosting power and reducing engine weight to 146kg.

The RA168E went on to Honda set eight new records in the season, including the most victories (15 out of 16), the most points (1999) and the most finishes (10). The season saw Honda take both the and Drivers‘ Championships for the second year.

Next-Generation Powertrains – Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC

The in class 1.6 i-DTEC engine introduced in the Civic five-door, has been added to the new European Tourer and CR-V models. engine, the first engine Honda’s next-generation Earth Technology series, offers an balance of power, performance and The new Civic Tourer, CR-V and Civic hatchback will at Geneva alongside several models from Honda‘s line-up.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC

Honda FCX Clarity

Designed and developed in the British-built Civic Tourer 1.6 combines distinctive styling a segment-leading mix of versatility, practicality and in a compact car with high efficiency and surprisingly low running

The frugal new 1.6 i-DTEC engine, with innovations including the Eco Assist™ and Idle-Stop offers a 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque, yet still 74.33mpg on the combined cycle, a range of 817 miles on one tank of and CO2 emissions starting from

The space inside the Tourer its dimensions. Despite being the and most compact estate in the and just 235mm longer the Civic hatchback, the new Tourer a class-leading 624 litres of trunk up to the tonneau cover; enough to four golf bags or large suitcases and two flight Additionally, utilising Honda’s Magic Seat system, the seats can be pulled down to a completely flat load with 1668 litres of up to the roof lining; comfortably two full-sized mountain bikes the front wheels removed.

The luggage space is cleverly by the Tourer’s newly developed Adaptive Damper System a world first in a production The system automatically adjusts the suspension damping force to optimum stability and comfort in load and driving conditions.

The new Civic Tourer is also with a 1.8 i-VTEC petrol

Comprehensive safety

Honda’s to safety is embodied by the term for Everyone’; safety for drivers, pedestrians and occupants of other Honda achieves this a range of both passive and safety features, which aim to or mitigate accident and injuries. The new Tourer and the 2014 Civic feature Honda’s new suite of safety technology.

This new Assistance Safety Pack is a option on all SE Plus, SR and EX Plus The sophisticated sensor-based technologies in the Pack help avoid a and ensure that high of safety are affordable and accessible to a range of customers within the family-car segment.

Technology in — City-Brake Active

Specifically designed to help or mitigate low-speed accidents, Active system is a laser system that scans the ahead, automatically applying the if an imminent risk of collision is The system operates at speeds of or below, and is designed to detect and trucks.

When the system a risk of collision, pre-braking audible and visual warning occur, followed by full braking. The system can be turned off by the only when the vehicle is and it will remain off until the turns off the ignition. The system come back on once the is switched back on.

Forward Warning

Forward Collision detects the risk of an impact by the vehicle (car or truck) in front using a multi-purpose, camera. The system operates the car is travelling at speeds of 9mph and On detecting the risk of collision, it offer visual and audible

The warning distance can be adjusted to the preferences and the system can be turned off by the

High Beam Support

The High Beam Support works at speeds of more 24mph to switch High headlights on / off automatically depending on / preceding vehicles (cars, and motorcycles), bicycles and environmental The system can be turned off by the driver at any

Lane Departure Warning

Departure Warning uses the camera to track lane on the road. If the car deviates from its lane without indicating, Departure Warning alerts the with audible and visual The system operates at speeds of than 39mph where the has a curve radius of 250m or

The system can be turned off by the driver at any

Traffic Sign Recognition

Traffic Sign Recognition uses the multi-purpose camera to road signs whenever the is moving forward. The system recognises and displays the signs via the Multi Information Display once the vehicle has passed the

The system is designed to detect road signs displaying limits and ‘No Passing’ information. Two signs can be displayed at any one time – the side of the display only speed-limit signs and the left is for ‘No Passing’ signs and speed with additional information, as weather conditions.

The Traffic Recognition System can judge if a is relevant to the vehicle or not, and only display it if it is relevant. For signs depicting speed specifically for Heavy Goods will not be displayed. Traffic Recognition System can be viewed the dedicated page on the iMID or can be to appear below the normal

Honda’s Traffic Sign System uses a camera than GPS which means the is always accurate.

Blind Information

Blind Spot uses radar technology to detect vehicles in the driver’s spot, warning of potential when the vehicle is travelling at of more than 12mph. The is designed to detect cars and and can help to support drivers in such as passing other and merging or changing lanes.

a vehicle enters the driver’s spot a visual warning is on the wing mirror. This until the vehicle leaves the spot. If the driver operates the whilst the vehicle is in the blind the visual warning will and an audible warning will to further alert the driver to the danger.

The system can be turned off by the once the vehicle has stopped.

Traffic Monitor

Honda’s Traffic Monitor system rear-side radar sensors to the driver of approaching vehicles reversing. The direction of an approaching is shown either on the rear-view screen, or displayed using showing the direction of the travelling on the iMID accompanied by an audible The system is designed to detect and trucks travelling up to 15mph, and can be off by the driver once the vehicle has

Lane Departure Warning

Departure Warning detects markings and if the car deviates from current lane without Lane Departure Warning you with audible and visual

Honda CR-V Black and White Edition

Honda has recently launched two eye-catching, Edition variants of the popular the Black Edition and White Both share a range of exterior enhancements that the car even greater road


With both the Black and White Edition, the CR-V’s styling is enhanced with the of bold 19-inch Orion wheels, exhaust finisher and glass. A new patterned front gives a more powerful of performance, while a tailgate extends the flowing lines of the over the rear window to a sleek, dynamic look. integrated running boards add and visual impact, while and rear skid plates top the upgrades while protecting the of the car.

The Special Editions benefit from the generous offered with the CR-V which features dual-zone control, Bluetooth HFT, and rear parking sensors and door mirrors, plus paint and satellite navigation all as

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