Detroit is not the only auto show kicking off this weekend. The Tokyo Auto Salon (think SEMA of the Far East) kicks off this Friday, and Honda has announced its lineup for the show. Just like SEMA, the manufactures like to show up with some cool designs, but usually not concept cars. Honda may be cutting back on cool cars, but there is still some room in our hearts for the current cars, especially with custom kits and performance parts.
Cars that are scheduled to appear include the Sports Modulo S2000 Concept, Sports Modulo Fit Concept, and Racing Modulo Civic Type R. While Honda didn’t provide much detail on the full upgrades to the cars, you can check out the picture gallery for a pretty good idea of what the cars are about. Because these are just customized versions of the stuff that comes off the assembly line, hopefully some of these projects will make it into U.S. hands someday.
More details in the press release after the jump.
Honda Access Corporation*1, manufacturer of genuine Honda aftermarket parts and accessories, announced that it will feature two new Modulo*2 concept vehicles in its exhibition at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 with NAPAC*3, to be held from Friday, January 9, to Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
The two concept models express the new value that Sports Modulo customization has to offer. Their distinctive exterior styling features chiseled lines, while their interior design emphasizes the experience of driving an exceptional automobile.
The Sports Modulo S2000 Concept, based on the popular S2000 convertible roadster, is a sports car for connoisseurs who desire superior performance combined with a premium interior finish. The Sports Modulo Fit Concept is a compact yet sporty automobile that takes the fun, nimble driving experience of the Fit RS to an entirely new level.
In addition to the Sports Modulo concept vehicles, Honda Access will display Life and Crossroad Styling Study Models, a Racing Modulo Civic Type R competition vehicle and a selection of other automobiles and motorcycles featuring Honda’s most advanced equipment. The exhibition will also present the latest Honda car navigation and audio systems and other genuine Honda accessories.
Honda vehicles on exhibit
<Concept model automobiles (2)>
Sports Modulo S2000 Concept
Sports Modulo Fit Concept
<Study model automobiles (2)>
Life Styling Study
Crossroad Styling Study
<Competition automobile (1)>
Racing Modulo Civic Type R (Ranked second in Super Taikyu Series 2008, ST-class 4)
<Motorcycle exhibited at Milan Show/EICMA 2007 (1)>
<Production automobiles (9)>
Sports Modulo Civic Type R, Touring Modulo Accord, Touring Modulo Accord Tourer, Modulo Odyssey Absolute, Modulo Odyssey, Life, Zest Spark, Freed, Fit Sports Neo
<Production motorcycles (3)>
CBR 1000RR, Shadow Classic 400, Forza X