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New Honda concepts include a dog-friendly car, a premium fuel cell sedan and a four seater sports car


October 5, 2005

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October 6, 2005 The Tokyo Motor Show is home ground for the Japanese manufacturers and Honda has indicated its intention to create a massive impression of technological progress at this year’s show due to open in a fortnight. The Concept Vehicle Zone will showcase some new ideas in concept vehicles such as the next-generation, 4-door Sports 4 Concept, designed to make sure everyone in the vehicle shares the exhilaration of the drive; the W.O.W Concept, which offers a more enjoyable, dog-friendly mobile lifestyle; and the FCX Concept, a next-generation premium fuel-cell sedan featuring advanced intelligent technologies, a low-floor, low-center-of-gravity platform and a full-sized cabin.

The theme for Honda's automotive exhibition at this year's Motor Show is "feel FINE!", which expresses the company’s stated commitment to “creating new value and offering customers exciting new automobiles that exceed all expectations and deliver a unique sense of exhilaration.”

The Advanced Technology Zone of the Honda stand will feature an easy-to-understand presentation of Honda's unique SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive) System for the Legend, including video and an actual vehicle display. Also featured are advanced safety technologies such as Intelligent Night VisionSystem, and the innovative CMS (Collision Mitigation Brake System).

Little more is known about the machinery Honda will display at the show, though it has released quite detailed drawings and imagery, which can be found in the image gallery.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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