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Honda P-NUT Concept to debut in Los Angeles


The 2009 Los Angeles International Auto Show is just around the corner and in preparation for the last big auto show of the year every manufacturer is polishing up their masterpieces so that they will shine bright under the lights of the L.A. Convention Center. The Japanese automaker Honda has just released the information that their Personal-Neo Urban Transport, or P-NUT, design study will be sitting front and center in their booth. With the American market making a shift towards smaller and much more efficient vehicles, the concept is a look forward at what a futuristic ultra-compact coupe would look like complete with a few aggressive designed cues from Honda. It is only fitting that the P-NUT say hello to the world at the L.A. Auto Show, after all the concept was conceived right there in the heart of Los Angeles at Honda’s Advanced Design Studio where they conduct their research and development for the import automaker’s overseas market. Honda is keeping tight lipped about the new P-NUT, after all they don’t want to spill the beans before the big show.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) design study model will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on December 2, and will demonstrate a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact, aggressively designed coupe, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

The Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Los Angeles developed the P-NUT design study model. Honda R&D Americas began its operations in California in 1975 with 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.



8 comments:

For an electric vehicle, the design of the car is kind of impressive! I wonder if Honda has plan in making a production of this car for other market?

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oh! So this vehicle was debuted for exclusivity? I’m not really on electric vehicle for I find it kind of unreliable.

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Well, I guess they are just going with the latest trend and competition. I would love to see a coupe version of this vehicle. I bet it would be useful compare than being a electric car. BTW, I want to see its detailing on their future car so that its sketch wouldn’t be go into waste.

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With the tough competition in the world of electric car. I don’t think that this concept would sell though it has a decent styling. I’m not convinced with the reliability of this car, I bet this would be as lame as the Nissan Juke.

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Well, small cars are more conventional to use since they are more affordable and offers a better fuel economy, And I think this smaller version is the best solution for fuel crisis!

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huh?Are they going “NUT”. I’m not sure but I jus wonder on how compact this car may get? But though I have to agree that the front hood looks ridiculous.

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I don’t like the front hood of this car. Honda can come up with more good concept rather than this. And I don’t get what do they mean by U3-X features an omni-directional driving wheel? Can anyone explain this to me?

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The design is such an exaggeration IMO. I know for sure that it’s a high performance car and for this concept, it’s normal to expect for the power and the speed but damn the car is that trocious.

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