Photos of the Honda Skydeck concept have been revealed a month ahead of its Tokyo debut. Details and pics inside.
Images of the Honda Skydeck concept have been released ahead of the vehicle's Tokyo Motor Show debut. Alongside the MPV, the company plans to showcase several standard and alternative-fuel concepts and models.
The Skydeck concept is a six-seater hybrid that appears to have a relation to the CR-Z concept first shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007. The Skydeck appears to have a higher rear-end with a flatter roofline. It also has a new front-end that eliminates the sports features seen on the CR-Z nearly two years ago. Honda has tinted the windows green, adding other green touches to give a stereotypical, "environmentally friendly" look.
The MPV comes with a center-mounted battery to give more space inside the cabin. It has three rows of seating, with a pair of seats in each row.
Sitting next to the Skydeck will be a newly revised Honda CR-Z concept, looking closer to production. Honda will begin manufacturing the CR-Z next summer, with assembly taking place in the UK. Honda claims it will be the first time a "petrol-electric vehicle to employ a 6-speed manual transmission." The engine on the production car has been reported as having anywhere between a 1.8-liter and 2.5-liter displacement. European pricing has been estimated at about €25,000, with options bringing the price closer to €30,000.
The company also plans to show off a small, all-electric four-seater called the Honda EV-N concept. It is based on the 40-year old Honda micro car, but updated with items like solar panels. It is not planned for production. This vehicle will appear next to a six-seater hybrid MPV called the Honda Skydeck concept, and the Honda Civic Type R Euro, a three-door hot hatch that goes on sale in November.