Honda previews S660 Concept and line-up for Tokyo 2013

Concept Cars 23 Oct 2013
Honda previews S660 Concept and line-up for Tokyo 2013

Honda has announced its line-up of production and concept vehicles set to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, including the S660 Concept a study of a compact roadster.


The S660 compact roadster features a design based on the 2011 EV Ster Concept and could preview a production model set to be launched in Japan within 2014.

Honda S660 Concept - Design Sketch

Honda S660 Concept

Compared to the 2011 EV STER Concept, the S660 maintains the main design features, leaving out all the distinctive trims and details typical of show cars: from the blueish LED accents to the chromed contours and the carbon-fiber roll-bars.

Honda EV STER Concept Honda S660 Concept

Above: the 2011 EV STER Concept (left) and the new S660 Concept

The interior, while more conventional than the original futuritic cockpit of the EV STER, is still quite original and high-tech oriented, with a steering wheel featuring flat tops and bottom and extensive use of carbon fiber trims.

Honda EV STER Concept Interior Honda S660 Concept Interior

Above: the interior of the EV STER (left) and the new S660

Honda S660 Concept - Interior Design Sketch

Beyond the aesthetic changes, the new S660 will not be powered by an electric drivetrain like the concept, but will adopt a small-displacement three-cylinder turbocharged engine of just 660 cubic centimeters, coupled with a CVT transmission and a rear wheel drive system. The projected weight is under 2,000 pounds / 907 kg.

Honda at Tokyo 2013

Honda Urban SUV ConceptThe upcoming Tokyo Show will also see the world premiere of the production version of the Urban SUV Concept unveiled at the Detroit Show in January and the Japan premiere of the NSX Concept.

Another highlight of Honda’s stand will be the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and the world premiere of the N-WGN, the fourth model of the N Series of mini-vehicles.

Also on display will be a number of mass-production models, including the all-new Accord Plug-in Hybrid and the Fit equipped with Earth Dreams Technology.

Honda NSX ConceptIn the motorcycle area several planned production models will be exhibited, including the Cross Cub Custom Concept and the DUNK Custom Concept, a new style 50cc scooter made for the Japanese market, equipped with a newly-developed liquid-cooled engine.

Further highlights on the Honda stand will include:

  • RA271 – Honda’s first F1 machine raced in the Formula One World Championship in 1964.
  • MC-β – A micro-sized short distance EV commuter which will be used in field tests jointly with local governments. The model will be exhibited at the SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013.
  • Sports 360 -The first automobile Honda showed to the public in 1962. Based on this small sports model the S500- Honda’s first sports car- S600 and S800 were then mass-produced. It can be said that this model is the starting point of Honda’s automobile business (replica model).
  • Super Cub C100 -The first model of The Super Cub 50 produced in 1959

(Source: Honda)

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