Honda has been bringing hybrids to market for many years, but now there’s a really interesting application for its hybrid powertrain, in the Honda NSX.
Prices for the all-new Honda NSX will start from approximately £130,000.
Honda has confirmed that Europe will be the leading export region for sales of the NSX, and it will be sold through a limited network of authorised dealers in key European locations. Deliveries of the first NSX in Europe are to commence during Autumn 2016.
Specifically created to bring a “New Sports eXperience” to the supercar segment, the NSX challenges prevailing beliefs about supercars as much as the first generation did a quarter of a century ago. The NSX features classic low and wide proportions married to modern and alluring surfacing, an aggressive front design, and rear lights.
At its heart is an all new longitudinally-mounted twin-turbo V6 engine that is mated to an all-new, Honda developed 9-speed DCT, with an electric motor that applies its torque directly to the crankshaft for higher output with immediate power delivery to the rear wheels.
The NSX will be manufactured exclusively at the Performance Manufacturing Centre (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, where approximately 100 highly-skilled low-volume production specialists will conduct full body construction, paint, and final assembly.
Honda also unveiled the next step in the renewal of its European car range at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, including the global premiere of the Civic Hatchback Prototype.
The Civic Hatchback Prototype previewed the exterior design of the all-new hatchback model, scheduled for a European launch in early 2017. Produced at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), the car will be exported to global markets, including the US.
The Clarity Fuel Cell made its European debut at Geneva, following its global unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show in October last year. The Clarity Fuel Cell is the world’s first production fuel cell saloon to house the entire fuel cell powertrain under the bonnet. With a range of up to 435 miles, the Clarity Fuel Cell achieves best-in-class range while its unique packaging allows an interior design to offer seating for five, a first for a fuel cell saloon.