Honda GEAR Concept
At the Montreal International Auto Show Honda has revealed the GEAR Concept, a design study of an urban car targeted to young Gen-Y customers and characterized by a distinctive exterior design.
The design of the GEAR Concept was inspired by fixed-gear bicycles, and aims at proposing an entirely new way of looking at the sub-compact segment. “[The car] is simple and utilitarian [...] but also customizable, connected and full of personality.”
The one-box layout silhouette is defined by two main lines, the rising contour of the short hood and the windshield and the horizontal roofline.
The exterior is characterized by a distinctive treatment, with clean surfaces combined with tight, nearly-straight edges and a few crease lines.
Visual graphic interest is added by the large DLO ad the front and rear fascias which integrate the lighting units behind an uninterrupted, horizontal glazed surface.
“Subcompact cars are usually either utilitarian, but uninspiring or they’re fun, zippy cars that are impractical and too expensive for the Gen-Y buyer,” said Dave Marek, Design Director at Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
“GEAR Concept tears down those walls – it’s practical but fun, customizable, connected and affordable. Everything that young, discerning urban buyers would want in a car.”