Auto Grill Craft Uncategorized 2019 – HONDA S660 TRAD LEATHER EDITION    


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The Japanese brand has revealed the first official images of the new Honda S660 Trad Leather Edition, a new version for Honda’s small roadster that will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. This new version will arrive in limited edition format – although the brand has not yet revealed the planned production of the model – and will distinguish itself by having a series of more luxurious finishes that will be specific and exclusive to this model. The new Honda S660 Trad Leather Edition is a kind of more luxurious version of the small Japanese sports car with a richer equipment that includes the emergency braking system, which is usually optional for this model, as well as new leather coverings on the seats, shift lever, dashboard and steering wheel.

As we can see in the images released by the brand, the interior finishes are in double tone and are accompanied by a special allusive plaque that is located in the central tunnel, behind the manual shift lever. The set of colors extends to the textile canopy, now available in dark brown. In the official images we can see how the model is finished in the classic green color British Racing Green, an ideal color to match the different shades of brown we found in the passenger compartment and the hood. The brand has confirmed that it will also be available the colors White Premium White and White Black Nighthawk Black. In this new version the aluminum wheels are available in double tone. At the mechanical and chassis level there are no differences compared to the standard Honda S660 Roadster, so that the engine will remain a supercharged 3-cylinder and 0.66-liter block, delivering 63 hp and 104 Nm of maximum torque. Like the rest of the versions of the S660, two transmissions will be available, manual and automatic CVT.

2018 – HONDA ACCORD   

The Japanese brand revealed the new generation of the Honda Accord, although we can say that it was the American division of Honda, since this model is destined exactly to that market where it has been a success for decades and where it tops the list of the most stolen cars of 2016 . This new generation of the sedan gets a new platform, an extended version of it used by the new Civic, so many similarities with the compact model, which is approaching both aesthetic and technical. Although by size it is still bigger. The new Accord of tenth generation is one centimeter shorter, but it is wider and shorter than the model that precedes to him, reason why its image now is much more muscular and stylized. In relation to the Civic, it counts on a greater inter-axle distance, soon gains in interior space in relation to its predecessor. Thanks to the use of aluminum and high strength steels, the Accord loses up to 80 kilos compared to the previous generation, depending on the version.

In addition to the new platform, the Accord receives a completely new line of engines and also related to the Civic, since it loses the previous V6 in favor of new blocks of supercharged 4 cylinders. In total there are 3 mechanical options, one of them hybrid, and other 3 options of transmission, a manual of 6 speeds and two automatic, one of type CVT and another of 10 relations. In replacement to the old 4 cylinders of 2.4 liters appears the new supercharged 1.5 liters that we find in the Civic, with a power of 193 hp. On the other hand, the V6 was replaced by the same 2.0-liter turbo used in the Civic Type-R, albeit with a more refined and quiet configuration, conforming to 255 hp, 27 hp less than the Type-R in the United States. Regarding the new hybrid version, it will be reassembled at the Honda plant in Ohio (USA) and Japan, although for the time being the brand has not revealed its specifications. It only confirmed that it will be based on a 4-cylinder engine which is now the most efficient engine on the market.


Although SUVs and Crossovers continue to gain market share in India (as is the case worldwide) continue to have a very important commercial performance. Details such as the chrome trim on the front, the design of the headlights that connect with the grille and the new bumper, are some of the most distinctive features of this model. If we take a look at the rear, the form adopted by the lanterns, the spoiler integrated into the bodywork and the bulky shapes it adopts in general. In addition to the aesthetic changes, another relevant novelty that debuts with the second generation of Amaze is a new platform. The design and development of the new Amaze took place at Honda’s R & D center in Bangkok, Thailand. It is logical that its development happened there, since it will also be marketed in Thailand. As a curiosity, the first generation of this model was called Honda Brio Amaze in the Thai market. It is not yet known whether the change of generation will change its name or continue with it. Although it measures only 4 meters in length, Honda points out that the new Amaze has a more sophisticated and spacious passenger compartment. The trunk also gained cargo volume. For now the brand has not revealed details about its mechanical part.


Honda continues to work on its electrification plans. Over the next few years the Japanese manufacturer’s line will incorporate several electric mobility options. A clear example we have with the arrival of the new Honda CR-V Hybrid, the expected hybrid version of the crossover brand. However, while the company continues its path at a slow but steady pace, in the United States an authentic monster on wheels has been designed, electrified and based on the Japanese manufacturer’s compact. Named Deep Orange 9, this is the result of two years of hard work by a group of 19 students from Clemson University in South Carolina. From the base of the Honda Civic Sedan, these college students converted the Honda compact in a hybrid car and designed to compete in Rallycross races. The main goal determined by this group of students was to design a very high performance car, but with reduced emissions. Although Honda was not directly involved in the project, it gave support to what was drawn on paper could materialize in a functional hybrid car, the Deep Orange 9.

Aesthetically presents a lot of differences compared to the Honda Civic Sedan that can be found in the dealers. Many of the traits shown by the Japanese model and that are associated with a street vehicle are a thing of the past. In addition to an important body kit, it equips numerous components focused on the world of competition. A superior performance brakes system, the massive fixed rear aerofoil and even a passenger compartment with its own race car configuration. Beyond the picture presented and the interior modifications, what is truly important is the radical mechanical part. Underneath the hood is a supercharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders, whose power is sent to the rear axle and that combines with an electric motor that drives the front axle. The combustion engine develops 406 hp, while the electric offers 203 hp. Thanks to this mechanical configuration it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in little more than 2 seconds. The energy recovery system during braking is used to recharge the battery pack that powers the electric motor. Last but not least, the creators of Deep Orange 9 also highlight the new suspension that has been installed, as well as the total traction system.


Currently speaking of the Honda Clarity is to associate the Japanese brand’s big bet with hydrogen fuel cell technology. A kind of response to the successful Toyota Mirai. However, time has shown that Honda’s intentions with Clarity go far beyond developing an efficient and affordable fuel cell propulsion system. Despite its commitment to hydrogen, Honda intends to make Clarity a family of alternative powertrains, much like it currently is with Hyundai IONIQ. During the New York Motor Show 2017 the Japanese brand will present the new Honda Clarity Electric. This is the 100% electric version of mechanics that will soon be offered along with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. The brand indicates that with this launch it could increase its sales of electric vehicles fivefold, something that will help Honda to position itself by 2030. Brand forecasts indicate that two-thirds of its licensing will come from electric cars.

The new Honda Clarity Electric differs quickly from the other models that make up the Clarity family, thanks to its exterior and interior that combine its main color (blue) with black details and chrome finishes. Aesthetically there are not many differences. The new Claritiy Electric continues to feature its low, wide body with a well-engineered aerodynamics, 18-inch alloy wheels and an interior with well-cared finishes and a capacity for five adult passengers. In mechanical terms, under the hood of Honda’s new electric car comes a 163 hp engine and 300 Nm of maximum torque. The electric motor is connected to a 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that will give you a range of 179 kilometers (EPA cycle in combined mode). It will also have a selector of driving modes that allows you to choose between the following profiles: Normal, Econ and Sport. Using a 240-volt power outlet, the Honda Clarity Electric battery can be recharged in just over three hours. If a quick-charging socket is used it is possible to obtain 80% of the autonomy in only 30 minutes. In principle, the new Honda Clarity Electric will land this year in California and Oregon through a leasing program, which Honda says will be very ‘attractive’. For the time being it is not known a start date of commercialization and its arrival in other markets.

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