Honda, the Japanese automaker has showcased a new concept – Honda Design C 001 at the 2017 Qingdao Auto Show. This concept has been designed by the same team that produced the Honda Crider and Honda Gienia. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the C 001 previews the company’s future four-door coupe. It is expected that the next generation Honda Greiz (Honda City in India) could take design inspiration from this concept.
Talking about styling, the concept has slender LED headlights, large bumper, a large “H” logo positioned between the headlights, pentagonal shaped side air vents and a black strip that runs across the length of the front bumper and merges into the headlights. It misses out on radiator grille, which suggest that the concept may be powered by electricity rather than an internal combustion engine. Also Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
Honda Design C-001 Image Gallery
The side profile of the Honda Design C 001 looks like a low-slung 4-door coupe. The floating roofline merges nicely into the boot and narrower greenhouse area gives it an elegant styling. There is an artificial triangular shaped air-vent on the front fender. The size of boot suggests that the rear windscreen would also open with the boot, similar to the Skoda Octavia’s notchback style boot. At the back, the Honda Design C 001 has large C-shaped tail-lights that seem inspired by the tenth-gen Honda Civic. Like the headlights, the tail-lamps are also connected with a black strip. Also Read – Upcoming Honda Cars At The 2018 Delhi Auto Expo
The Honda C 001 design concept is not likely to enter production, but Honda could use some of the design elements in its future products. Few media reports suggest that the new design study could inspire the next generation City sedan. There could be a coupe version of the City series to join the sedan and hatchback versions.