Patent Applied: production version of the Honda Concept C leaks out in China
Published on March 28, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Honda has applied for patent on the production version of the Honda Concept C, the pictures leaked out, so we know what it will look like. The Honda Concept C debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and the production version will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Launch on the Chinese car market is expected for May or June.
The Concept C is a new mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Honda Accord. It will be made in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture that also makes the Accord. Honda is considering export from China to other Asian countries but plans are not finalized yet. Engines: 1.8 or a 2.0, both mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.
Price will start around 130.000 yuan and end around 170.000 yuan. The Concept C will compete with cars such as the Volkswagen Sagitar and the Citroen C4L, relatively small sedans with a premium look & feel. Hyundai is also working on a competitor for the same segment.
Lines all a bit fuzzy but a surprisingly sporty design for Honda. Area around the C-style seems to work best. Huge overhang at the front.
Chrome strip between headlights. Not a bad looking car and such, but this was the concept:
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