Designed to target first time car buyers, the S1 offers a 1.3- and 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Honda has unveiled the Li Nian S1 at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China.

Designed to target first time car buyers, the S1, which is based on the previous Honda City platform, draws inspiration from the Everus concept which debuted earlier this year. While the production model loses the Acura-style grille and LED headlights, it remains inoffensive and slightly bland.

Under the hood, engine options include a 1.3- and 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Performance specifications haven't been released, but the 1.5-liter should produce at least 120 hp (89 kW / 122 PS).

The Li Nian S1 will go on sale next spring, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

Gallery: Honda Li Nian S1 announced for China