Honda showcased the Concept S at the 2012 Beijing Auto show. The new Value passenger mover is basically developed for the Chinese market. The new Jazz which is expected to be launched globally in 2013 could borrow several design cues from the Concept S. The Concept S is expected to influence the design of the fifth-generation ‘international’ Honda Odyssey, which is primarily sold in US and many other developed markets.
The “S” stands for “Stylish,” “Smart” and “Surprise.” Adopting a hybrid powertrain, this concept model realizes both the “fun of driving” and excellent environmental performance at the same time.
A spacious cabin was realized by Honda’s packaging technologies, which is one of the distinctive strengths of Honda. A mass-production model based on this Concept S is scheduled for introduction to the Chinese market through Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. next year, followed by a global release.