Honda introduced 8th generation European and Japanese Accord in Chinese market as Spirior in 2009, joining hands with Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor Corporation. Following which, production version of showcased next-gen Spirior Concept will be unwrapped later this year, and sent to showrooms in 2015.
According to Honda, “the all-new Spirior achieved significant advancements in exterior design, dynamic performance and technologies as well as safety features”. While body profile explicitly resembles Acura TLX Prototype debuted in Detroit earlier this year, the front fascia looks way more aggressive and ready to take on its competition. Expected features in production version are lane departure warning system, head-up display system, blind spot display systems and other cool and functional technologies.
Concept Spirior on spotlight is powered by Honda’s 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder gasoline engine, driving an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT). Reportedly, same power train will be passed on to road version.
In addition to upgrading existing product, Honda showcases a new near future saloon called Concept B. Honda describes this new machine as ‘cool’ and ‘practical’, and aims directly at younger enthusiasts.
Production version is planned to go on sale in 2016, exclusively in Chinese market. Hybrid version is also in works under a FUNTEC banner, which according to Honda will be more efficient and pleasurable to drive than standard variants of the same.
Apart from these two concepts, Honda also displayed Vezel and Jade at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Have a look at the image gallery below.