Honda To Debut All-New FCV Fuel Cell Production Model At The Tokyo Motor Show

Following a series of concepts, Honda will finally showcase the production version of the FCV fuel cell car, the automaker’s rival for the Toyota Mirai.

Scheduled to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in late October, the all-new FCV (provisional name) will be the world’s first fuel-cell production model to house the entire fuel-cell powertrain in the space normally occupied by the engine and transmission.

Thanks to this powertrain layout, Honda says the cabin can seat five adults comfortably.

The Honda FCV has a driving range of more than 700 km (435 miles) and, in Japanese-spec, the model can also act as a mobile power plant thanks to its external power feeding inverter. This means that it will generate and provide electricity to communities in the case of an emergency.

No other details were offered, but we should learn more about Honda’s FCV as we get closer to its Tokyo Motor Show debut on October 29.

Besides the world debut of the FCV, Honda’s stand will host some Japanese debuts, including the all-new NSX supercar, the Civic Type R, as well as the planned production model of the Odyssey Hybrid equipped with the further advanced Sport Hybrid-iMMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) system.

Furthermore, Honda will showcase the all-new S660 mini roadster as well as the Step WGN equipped with the Waku Waku Gate, the original design that functions as a wide tailgate that opens up or as a sub-door that opens to the side.

Several concept models will also be on display, including the Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V, and the Wander Stand and Wander Walker mobility vehicles.

The motorcycle section will include the Light Weight Super Sports Concept (a concept model for a next-generation super sport model), the Neowing (a concept model for a three-wheeled sport hybrid model), the MotoGP-derived RC213V-S motorcycle, as well as the CRF1000L Africa Twin, which is scheduled to be introduced to the market before the end of 2015.

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