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2013 Honda Gear Concept

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With the market for youth-oriented, lower-priced vehicles on the rise, Honda aims to grow its share in this market with their new Gear concept that gives insight to what we can expect from the Japanese manufacturer in the future.

Quietly launched at the Montreal Auto Show, the Honda Gear Concept is designed with specific people in mind — the young with a budget (aka Generation Y). The whole aspect of the car is said to be inspired by the fixed-gear bicycles, though we don’t know exactly how that connection is made.

We can say that it looks quite good, as it features a simple and sleek design that is a clear departure from the current design of today’s Hondas. We especially like how the rear windscreen wraps around both the C-pillars at the rear profile. Being a concept, we can do nothing but hope that such a design, or rather, some design elements make it to a production model.

No details have been provided about what’s under the hood, but it’s safe to expect a frugal, low-displacement engine or a plug-in electric drivetrain.

Overall, this concept does look promising. If it goes into production, it sure will manage the young who are on the lookout for their "first car.”

Press Release

Honda GEAR Concept Makes Global Debut at the Montreal International Auto Show

Honda Gear Concept

MONTREAL (January 17, 2012) – At today’s Montreal International Auto Show, Honda Canada provided the world with its first look at the new GEAR Concept Study Model – a vehicle that demonstrates Honda’s innovative approach to providing the automotive answer for young, urban, Gen-Y lifestyles.

Inspired by fixed-gear bicycles, GEAR is a concept that represents an entirely new way of looking at the sub-compact vehicle. It is simple and utilitarian, but also customizable, connected and full of personality.

Honda Gear Concept

"Subcompact cars are usually either utilitarian, but uninspiring or they’re fun, zippy cars that are impractical and too expensive for the Gen-Y buyer," said Dave Marek, Design Director at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "GEAR Concept tears down those walls – it’s practical but fun, customizable, connected and affordable. Everything that young, discerning urban buyers would want in a car."




15 comments:

Is anybody from Montreal around here?Have one of you tested this car?I want to try it, as well!

Generation Y is a hell of a lucky generation, if you’d ask me..

Honda is not on my top5...but with this project, its number of stars in my top has increased significantly! Congratulations!

This is the best gift for a teenager..and a begginer in driving.I’m wondering how does it feel like to ride one of these

I so love its design!It seems to be practical, economical , and pretty.Good one!

For its fiels, this car has anything you can ask for!Thumbs up!

Indeed, this car seems to break the ’rules’ of a mini-car’.If its going to be as described, it will turn up-side-down the market

From the side view, it looses it’s buggy look.I like it, I’m wondering how much the costs of such beauty would be

This black and red combo is really good.This concept car seems to be more refined, despite it’s sporty, buggy look

It’s it miniatural size, I think.Although , for a concept, seems to be quite smart.Reminds me of a car I’ve seen in a science fiction movie smiley

only if my dad would have bought me that car when I got 21..Todays kids are waay too lucky, ha haah

This is such a modern car!Fits the shallow personality of these days kids, and has a bright design

How much would this cost?I think my son would be really happy to get this as a present.And it seems to be efficient, in the urban space

Hummm, not sure if..this is a car, or a big bug smiley

I can’t figure out why, but the look of this car makes me burst into laughing!!!

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