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2007 Honda Step Bus Concept news, pictures, and information
Live Large in the Compact Honda Step Bus ConceptStyling concept takes 'man maximum, machine minimum' philosophy to the extreme
Designed around high energy lifestyles, the Honda Step Bus Concept represents the ultimate expression of Honda packaging prowess wîth a mid-engine design and a fully maximized and quickly adaptable interior.
The highly configurable, high-tech interior provides ultimate urban utility from the outside in. Sliding front doors wîth a space efficient design let people enter and exit in tight spaces. Although micro in exterior size, the cavernous interior can harbor large amounts of band equipment, sports gear and other bulky items.
'Following the traditional Honda theme of 'man maximum, machine minimum,' the Step Bus seeks to create the largest possible interior wîth the smallest possible exterior,' said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 'This innovative concept vehicle shows how large functionality can easily exist within small vehicle packages.'
The Step Bus Concept is a product of the Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Wako design center in Saitama prefecture, Japan. Purely a styling concept, the vehicle uses a mid-engine, rear wheel drive platform wîth a small displacement power plant. The 5-passenger interior features modular construction wîth a spacious interior. The modular construction is highlighted by tracks in the door that can hold beverage containers, cell phones and more. Advanced technology includes a next-generation navigation system. The tall body provides room for a ceiling-mounted storage tray. Painted in light green metallic, the body design embraces a bold vertical architecture style that creates a large presence within a small space.Source - Honda
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