2009 Honda Jazz in Europe

Honda introduced a new version of Jazz. This car, known in some countries under the name Fit, appeared in sales in 2001 and immediately became one of the most popular models in its segment. Honda Jazz recognize the year in Japan and South Africa . Jazz is equipped with economical 1.2 - liter gasoline engine power 90 horsepower, consuming 5.1 litres of fuel per 100 km of track.

Also compact car received 1.4 - litre engine capacity of 100 hp with fuel consumption 5.3 l/100 km and 6 - step mechanical gearbox with podrulevymi petals. This equipment Honda Jazz among others equipped with a panoramic roof.

New Honda Jazz will begin to sell in Europe at the end of the year.

New Honda Aria

Honda Aria, also known as the City, built on Honda Fit / Jazz.

Sedan will be equipped with wide range of power engines, among which are 100 hp motors power and 120 hp. The car is very similar to the Civic outwardly, but will be sold much cheaper.

Honda Aria plan to collect in factories India, China and Argentina, and mainly market is scheduled Latin America.

2009 Acura TL - without camouflage

According to some reports, the weakest version of the new Acura TL 2009 will have 280 - a strong volume of 3.5 litre engine and a system full of drive. Masthead option will gain 3.7 litre engine capacity of 300 hp, which is analogous to today completed cars RL and MDX. In addition, with a 3.7 litre engine installation will also receive a unique system of full power Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Debut 2009 Acura TL will be held this autumn.

Honda OSM Roadster

At the international motor show in the UK Honda introduced a concept roadster OSM, based on sporting hybrid CR-Z. So far, Japanese automakers are not reported any data on the technical characteristics of the model but it is known that this lightweight superkar with very low emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere.

According to official figures, Honda OSM built only as a demonstration model and will not be released in the series.

Honda Hybrid Compact Coupe

On the road tests in the famous American Death Valley was seen a prototype of a new model Honda, which will become a popular competitor hybrid Toyota Prius. Honda Hybrid Compact Coupe will be produced exclusively in hybrid versions.

Five door prototype is a definite similarity with the Toyota Prius on the general silhouette, but, according to data from competitor Honda looks higher and wider. Earlier, representatives of Honda spoke on the development of hybrid sport coupe based on the concept CR-Z.

2009 Acura TL - first official photo

Honda has published the first photo of the new 2009 Acura TL.

2009 Acura TL will be presented in two versions - 3.5 - liter engine capacity of 280 litres and with proprietary system SH-AWD, "charged" 3.7 - liter V6 output exceeding 300 litres, gearbox with double clutch and other attributes of a luxury car. Presentation 2009 TL will be held in one of the international motor show.

Honda Open Study Model ( OSM )

This is an artist’s impression of Honda’s star concept for the British Motor Show later this month.

The two-seater is dubbed the Honda Open Study Model (OSM), and we’re told that it is designed to combine driving excitement with ultra-efficient engine technology.

We shouldn’t see the OSM as a direct preview of a forthcoming car. Instead it’s a design study produced by up-and-coming designers in Honda’s Offenbach research and design facility in Germany.

There are no further details on what technology might be showcased in the OSM, but there will be plenty of production-ready green tech on display at Honda’s London show stand.

The hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, which recently went on sale in the US, will appear alongside the new hybrid Honda CR-Z coupe which is also confirmed for production.

We’ll bring you more news on Honda’s star show cars live from the British Motor Show on 22 July.

source: AutoCar.Co.Uk

Honda WAD (walking assist device)

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin collaborative testing of its experimental walking assist device as from July 1, 2008, with Shinseikai Medical Group, Kasumigaseki-Minami Hospital (Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture). The device was created to support walking by the elderly and other people with weakened leg muscles.*

The compatibility and effectiveness of Honda’s walking assist device will be evaluated during rehabilitation training to help people relearn to walk safely and efficiently, that is conducted at Kasumigaseki-Minami Hospital. The testing also will identify and study areas of effectiveness and potential issues from different perspectives by the trainees, physical therapists, doctors and researchers.

Honda began research of a walking assist device in 1999 with the goal to provide more people with the joy of mobility. The cooperative control technology utilized for this device is a unique Honda innovation achieved through the cumulative study of human walking just as the research and development of technologies was conducted for Honda’s advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO. With this device, the user’s stride will be lengthened compared to the user’s normal stride without the device and therefore the ease of walking is achieved.

Currently, the device is in the feasibility stage and Honda has been showcasing and gathering feedback from a wide range of people who experienced the device at relevant trade shows including the International Trade Fair on Barrier Free Equipments & Rehabilitation for the Elderly & the Disabled (BARRIER FREE 2008) held in April (at Intex Osaka) and at the Welfare 2008 in June (at Nagoya International Exhibition Hall).

* people who can still walk on their own

source: World.Honda.com