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Honda 'Personal-Neo Urban Transport' Concept Demonstrates Potential for Ultra-compact City-focused VehicleThe Honda Personal-Neo Úrban Transport (P-NÚT) design study model demonstrates a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact and sophisticated city coupe, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Conceived around a small 'footprint' for maximum convenience in tight urban settings, the packaging concept integrates a center driving position configuration and a rear powertrain layout. The exterior styling leverages crisp angles wîth dynamic flowing lines that originate from the front of the vehicle and span outward toward the rear. The end result is a sleek and aggressive exterior that also allows for a spacious and open interior wîth excellent visibility.
'A new generation is discovering the benefits of living in urban centers that provide convenient access to business, entertainment and social opportunities,' said Dave Marek, director of advanced design for Honda R&D Americas, Inc. 'The Personal-Neo Úrban Transport concept explores the packaging and design potential for a vehicle conceived exclusively around the city lifestyle.'
The exterior styling is intended to capture a future direction for premium sophistication while balancing the need for maximum interior space and an aerodynamic appearance. The interior layout, in conjunction wîth the rear powertrain design, contributes prominently to the exterior's overall shape.
The layout of the interior space, wîth its center driving position flanked by two rear seats, provides generous legroom for all occupants, roughly the equivalent of a mid-sized sedan in a vehicle that has an exterior footprint similar to a micro car. Interior functionality is increased by rear seating areas that fold up and out of the way to increase storage capacity. The windshield serves as a heads-up display for the navigation system and the back-up camera.
The modular rear engine bay, depicted on the exterior by blue composite material, is designed to accommodate a wide variety of potential propulsion technologies including a conventional small displacement internal combustion engine, a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, or a battery-electric powertrain.
The Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Los Angeles developed the P-NÚT design study model. Honda R&D Americas began its operations in California in 1975 wîth local market research activities and has steadily grown its capabilities over the past 33 years to include all aspects of new vehicle research, design and development. Recent Honda-brand efforts include trend-setting products such as the Pilot, Ridgeline, Element, Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe.Source - Honda
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