TOKYO PREVIEW: Honda to show concepts and redesigned Fit/Jazz

By just-auto.com editorial team | 9 October 2007

Two Honda concept models will make their world debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month along with the redesigned production Fit/Jazz.

The CR-Z is a next-generation lightweight sports car equipped with Honda's original petrol-electric hybrid system which achieves both clean performance and a high level of torque.

The Puyo is a fuel cell vehicle which was designed based on 'out-of-box' thinking "to provide fun for both the vehicle owner and people around them as well".

Also on display will be a model of the i-DTEC next-generation diesel engine, first announced in September at the Frankfurt show.

More important, the redesigned production Fit/Jazz, which will go on sale in Japan in late October, will be displayed. This model is also built in China - from where some go to Europe - and in other parts of Asia.

The redesigned Inspire equipped with a new variable cylinder management system, scheduled to go on sale in Japan later this year, will also be on display.

In addition, a 'Next Energy' display will showcase Honda's latest initiatives in new energy development, including technology for producing bio-ethanol from rice straw and the environmentally responsible next-generation thin-film solar cells, which will go on sale nationwide in Japan.