Honda has prepared a number of concept vehicles that it will introduce at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Now that we’re in the middle of the press days for the event, the Japanese automaker has finally unveiled their concept vehicles, including the Advanced Cruiser-X Concept, or AC-X.

A unique element of the AC-X is that it features two different drive modes. There’s the engine mode, which makes use of the installed internal combustion engine - 1.6-liter gasoline engine - and the electric drive system, drawing maximum performance out of the car. Then there’s the automatic mode, which pretty much lets the car do the engine mixing depending on the required load the car has at any point.

Under its hood, the AC-X will be powered by a hybrid powertrain that includes a 1.6-liter petrol engine that produces 127 horsepower and an electric motor that contributes significantly in increasing the output of the AC-X to 161 horsepower. According to Honda, the AC-X Concept is capable of running on pure electricity for around 30 miles at a respectable speed of 62 mph. When it’s run on a full fuel and motor set-up, that range increases all the way up to 620 miles.

Aesthetically, the four-door sedan concept comes with a futuristic front and rear set-up with the head and taillight configuration running the entire length of the front and the rear of the car, respectively. The concept also makes use of several aerodynamic components, including the front and rear bumpers, the side skirts, and the specially-designed alloy wheel configuration, all of which were put into place to provide low better handling and lower aerodynamic drag for the concept. Inside, the most noticeable feature of the AC-X is the absence of a traditional steering wheel.

We’re not sure how a pair of joysticks will work in driving a car like this, but we’re definitely intrigued at the possibilities.

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  (317) posted on 02.15.2012

Impressive futuristic concept. I really like the light lining, the interior design, and same goes with the body work.

  (577) posted on 12.15.2011

I love the spacious interior of this vehicle! Well, I would admit that most of the future vehicles are really so admiring and promising on their looks but just too bad that all of them is very unreliable!

  (449) posted on 11.27.2011

Yeah! It truly looks so amazing with its abstract design! It looks perfect inside and out. However, I don’t like the fact that it is an electric vehicle, very unreliable!

  (502) posted on 11.23.2011

This concept is really looking so fabulous with its futuristic platform, especially with the latest technology that it can offer. However, I don’t like the fact that it is one of the unreliable vehicles today!

  (530) posted on 11.22.2011

I am hoping that it could still have an impressive speed, although it is an electric vehicle. Anyway, the futuristic touch of this concept is really so striking, but I am not hoping to see this one soon.

  (466) posted on 11.20.2011

Well, I just only hope that Honda is really having any plan to put it on the market! Anyway, I love the spacious interior of this concept and for having a futuristic touch.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

Hybrid vehicles are now convenient to use than on diesel. Well, for the fact that gasoline price nowadays is getting higher everyday. Anyway, I love the uniqueness of this one.

  (830) posted on 11.16.2011

AC-X is so futuristic on its platform and to its other detailing, most especially on its wheels and interior. Furthermore, I love it for being a spacious vehicle.

  (384) posted on 11.15.2011

No doubt that this one is a hybrid car, which is not really impressive at all for me. However, I must say that it is truly so striking on its futuristic detailing.

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