Honda and Acura tease new concepts ahead of their 2013 Shanghai Auto Show debut
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Honda and Acura have recently teased two new concept cars that they’ll be showcasing at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show in China, which is set to take place at the end of this month.

However, Honda and Acura kept their cards super close with these teasers as nothing is known about these future models. Though, judging by the teasers, Acura’s concept looks like to either be a midsized or fullsized crossover, which could indicate that Acura is trying to make a larger crossover SUV than the MDX.

Honda on the other hand, appears to be teasing a minivan, which we could only guess is a China-spec Odyssey.

But, either way, the only way we’ll know is through the course of time as Shanghai’s Motor Show nears its beginning for the 2013 year.

Honda and Acura Brands to Exhibit World Premiere of Two Concept Models at the Auto Shanghai 2013

Beijing, China, April 8, 2013 – Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. today announced that Honda and Acura will exhibit the world premiere of two concept models at the Auto Shanghai 2013 (the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, press day: April 20, public days: April 23 – 29). These two concept models are scheduled to be introduced to the Chinese market in the future.

Overview of Honda Exhibit
Honda will have a joint booth with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and the theme of the booth will be Honda’s brand slogan in China ― “” ― which means to “initiate new actions to create new things and carve out the future.” Honda will exhibit the world premiere of the concept model as well as a full lineup of Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda including their all-new models.
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-World premiere concept model:
Honda’s concept model that shows the direction of an all-new model Honda will be introducing to the Chinese market in the future

-All-new models of Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda:
Honda will display models substantially identical to the mass-production version of the Concept C (a concept car of a middle-class sedan developed exclusively for the Chinese market) and Concept S (a global concept car of a new-value mover developed primarily for Chinese market). These two concept models were first introduced at the Beijing Motor Show last year and their mass-production models are scheduled to be introduced to the market this year.

-Other mass-production models:
Guangqi Honda: Accord, Odyssey, City, Crosstour, Fit, CR-Z, Fit Hybrid, Li Nian S1
Dongfeng Honda: CR-V, Civic, Spirior, Elysion, Insight, CIIMO

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RC212V (MotoGP Champion machine), GOLDWING, VFR1200F

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BF90, BF150, BF250

Overview of Acura Exhibit
Acura will exhibit the world premiere of the global concept model. In addition, the Chinese version of the all-new RLX, Acura’s next generation flagship model, will be introduced for the first time in China.

-Concept models:
New concept model (world premiere)
All-new NSX Concept (China premiere)

-Mass-production models:
RLX (China premiere), RDX, MDX, ZDX, ILX, TL

Scheduled Time for Press Announcement:
Acura: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 (local time)
Honda: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 (local time)
Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is scheduled to present the world premiere of the concept models.

- By: Chris Chin


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