Finally, it’s the day we all motor enthusiasts were waiting for so long, the grandest car event AUTO EXPO 2018 starts, in Greater Noida at India Expo Mart.
On 7th Feb, 2018, Greater Noida : Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), a very well-known car maker in the motor industry, launched the Next Generation Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018 under the special vision of Mr Takahiro Hachigo, President & representative Director, Honda Motor Co.,Ltd. The car is officially going to be launched in India in FY 18-19. The new 2nd Gen Honda Amaze is having all the features and dignity to become One Class Above the Premium Sedan with the all new bold exterior styling, spacious sedan interiors, outstanding driving performance and latest safety technologies.
That’s not all, this year Honda also releasing the All New 5th Gen Honda CR – V and the much awaited car the 10th Generation Honda Civic. Both the models are going to be launched in India in FY 18-19. After a great success of the CR-V in the SUV segment (petrol), the car brand is going to launch the car in the diesel powertrain. As well as the 10th Generation Civic is going to released in both the variants diesel & petrol in India.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said, “In 2017, Honda provided our products and joys to over 30 million customers around the world. The automobile products accounted for 5.3 million of our global sales and India was a great contributor. We are committed to the Indian market and aim to launch six models in the coming three years. Today we announce three of those models – All New Amaze, All New CR–V and much awaited 10th Gen Civic which will be launched in India in FY 18–19.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said, “HCIL has shown robust sales growth of 15% in CY 2017 and 17%in the year 17–18 so far. With the upcoming new launches, we are confident to grow further in the new fiscal. While the All–New Amaze will strengthen Honda’s presence in mass segment, the All–New CR–V with its diesel introduction and comeback of Civic will help us fortify our presence in upper segments.”
Honda cars showcasing the “Future of Mobility”, through an attractive range of exhibits futuristic environment friendly technologies and also the new upcoming models, to look on.
Honda Sports EV Concept (Concept Model)
As a concept model on display, the Honda Sports EV Concept combines EV performance and AI (artificial intelligence) inside a compact body with the aim to realize the joy of driving the user can feel with a sense of unity with the car.
Honda NeuV (Concept Model)
The Honda NeuV is an EV concept model that explores the potential of mobility products which will be further expanded by automated driving technologies and Artificial Intelligence. NeuV makes judgements about the driver’s state of stress based on facial expressions and/or tone of voice and provides assistance to the driver to support safe driving, and by learning the driver’s lifestyle and preferences, provides suggestions to the particular driver, realizing communication between driver and mobility.
Clarity Fuel Cell (Honda’s most advanced Zero Emission Vehicle)
The Clarity Fuel Cell is the pinnacle of Honda’s electrified vehicle technology and highlights the commitment, recently announced by company’s President & Representative Director Takahiro Hachigo, that two thirds of global sales will feature an electrified powertrain by 2030.
Honda was one of the first automakers to begin focusing attention on hydrogen as a possible solution for issues such as global warming and depletion of fossil fuels. Clarity Fuel Cell is Honda’s most advanced zero emissions vehicle and is the first fuel cell sedan to house the entire stack underneath the bonnet, making the cabin spacious enough to carry five occupants.
UNI–CUB β (beta)
One of the most fascinating and attractive demonstration at the Honda Pavilion is of the UNI-CUB β personal mobility device which features the world’s first omni-directional driving wheel system that makes possible the same freedom to move forward, backward, laterally and diagonally that people enjoy when walking by simply shifting the body weight.
At Auto Expo 2018, Honda pavilion also showcased Honda SENSING, the new suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that can help sensing things you might miss while driving. Honda SENSING operates to detect and take action to avoid situations such as one-car accidents, collisions, pedestrian injuries, and missed road signs. Honda SENSING provides safety, while keeping driving fun.