The name is short for "Advanced Cruiser Experience" and as Honda describes it "offers a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience in urban and long-distance motoring".

Honda's take on the next generation plug in hybrid has been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show today with the Honda AC-X concept. The name is short for "Advanced Cruiser Experience" and as Honda describes, "it offers a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience in urban and long-distance motoring."

Designers have focused on providing a relaxing journey for long distance driving using an "automatic driving mode." No specific details have been released as to what this driving mode entails, but it offers less physical driving stress. Honda also states they have tested the system in their old Formula 1 car and have seen improvements on lap times.

Honda have previously announced they will be releasing a plug in hybrid in limited numbers during 2012. There is no confirmation, but it seems very likely we are looking at a pre-production version of this vehicle.

 

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