2003 Honda Kiwami Concept

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Advanced fuel cell technology + traditional Japanese aesthetics = a premium sedan
Honda was the world’s first automaker to bring a fuel cell vehicle to market. The KIWAMI matches Honda’s clean-performing fuel cell technology with the Japanese aesthetic of cleanliness to create an ideal sedan for the next generation. The beauty of a landscape as it changes hues with the seasons; the gentle murmur of a clean, flowing stream; the scent of a new season carried on the breeze ....

Honda Kiwami Concept

The Japanese aesthetic sensibility and values are expressed in this unique vehicle, with its quietly strong, minimalist stance. KIWAMI’s form embodies a simple, primitive beauty, yet advanced intelligent technologies concealed within ensure a quiet, safe, pleasant ride. Advanced packaging technology that made possible the lower floor ensures a roomy interior despite the vehicle’s low roofline. The interior design reflects the Japanese sense of a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere. The latest in clean-running fuel cell technology meets the beauty of traditional Japan in this new premium sedan.

Honda Kiwami Concept

A new premium sedan with a cool dynamic design

A square design with vertically positioned side windows sets off the car’s striking, wide-bodied, low-slung form.

Advanced yet simple design captures the Japanese sensibility

The interior design is based on the kind of feeling a person experiences when contemplating a carefully tended garden, or watching the interplay of light and shadow on a paper screen. The KIWAMI’s unique aesthetic harmonizes advanced features such as an exterior information display and panel-touch shifting with a traditional Japanese sensibility for the ultimate in comfort and hospitality.

Honda Kiwami Concept

Advanced fuel cell system in an H-shaped power plant layout

Honda’s original fuel cell system combines a Honda manufactured, next-generation, high performance stack and DC motor with a next-generation hydrogen storage system to realize improved response and energy efficiency. An H-shaped layout for the control unit, ultracapacitor, fuel cell stack, hydrogen storage unit, and other components creates a low center of gravity, lower overall vehicle height, and a spacious interior, along with stable synchronized-control 4WD handling performance.

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