We'll start with the description of mini-vans and mini-cars.
Honda Capa is a mini-van with four doors (one of them is back), the transversal location of engineer, front or full driving gear, automatic or without-steps gearbox CVT. Firstly it was shown in April 1998.
Honda Largreat is a mini van also, but in class of lux. It has the following Honda body parts: transversally situated motor, front driving gear and automatic gearbox on the base of Odyssey.
Honda Life was a mini-car with the transversal location of engine and front driving gear.
It was shown in September 1985 firstly, and after some years and some changes, it turned to a modern minivan.
Honda Odyssey and Honda Shuttle, these beautiful names belong to mini-vans with the transversal location of motor and front driving gear. The history of models began in October 1994, so there were few generations. The cars of the last one hold six or seven passengers.
The process of driving was maximally facilitated, as the models' destination is the conveyance of large number of people, comfortable conveyance - high sound isolation, conditioners, cosy seats, which are situated in 3 lines. And if the last of these Honda body parts is downed in the special compartment in the floor, the big luggage space appears magically.
Powerful engine, excellent automatic transmission, comfortable suspension bracket make the dynamic characteristics of this model the best ones in its class maybe.
Honda Stepwgn is a minivan with the transversal location of motor and front or full driving gear. Firstly it was shown in May 1996. It is the more spacious modification of Honda S-MX, number of passengers is eight, the body is transforming.
The next car is not a mini-van, though it has many similarities with it, and they are not only visual. For example, having folded back seat, one can load bicycle and other large sport stock. Not bad result for a car less than four meters in length. Its name is Honda Jazz; it is rather hard to say what impelled Honda to revive the name of not very poplar in past Honda Jazz.
Present Jazz has many innovations and replaces kiddy Logo in Europe. The engine is petrol,
there are 4 cylinders, 16 valves, volume is 1339cm, capacity is 83hp when turn is 5700, maximal torque is 119NM when 2800 turn per minute. Other Honda body parts are 5-step mechanical gearbox, 5-seat 5-doors hatchback of carrying type, front drive, and transversally located force unit. The base of model is 2450mm, size is 3830õ1675õ1525mm, expense of fuel is in city and in country (for European cycles) is 6.8 and 4.7 liters100km accordingly.
However, mini-cars can resemble Formula 1 as well, for example sport mini car Honda CRX on the base of Civic. It differences from Civic with smoothed form, rounded corners of body, demountable and extensible top and downing back glass. Wide fitted arc of hardness ensures the solidity of construction. The serial equipment of CRX is rich by electricity gears of glasses, mirrors, the central block system, steering wheel (it can be adjusted), stereo system.
Honda motorbikes are legendary, and beside this, Honda offers the model Honda Legend, which
is a very comfortable spacious sedan. It is equipped with front driving gear, V-shaped 6-cylinder petrol engine and itself-tuning automatic gearbox. In USA it is sold by brand Acura.
Elegant body, deep curves on the bonnet, smoothness, width and height, enlarged a little bit, fog-lamps...the third generation of Legend is more than splendor.
Salon is decorated with natural leather; one can enjoy an incredible comfort due to large faces of devices, leather steer wheel with electricity adjustments in two flatnesses, display of climate-control... Forget about aerodynamic whistle, swinging of body.
2-stepped safety cushions soften the blow without a risk of getting injuries while the cushion is opening. In the back of the seat, six sensors are hidden. One of them defines if the passenger's head is in the zone of opening and blocks it, if necessary. System ABS can blockade wheels for a short time on the snow-covered asphalt. System of climate control, cruise control, automatic rising of window-glasses, adjustments of seats, music system - all is correspond with the last technologies.
New Honda Civic (the European version) has 5-doors body hatchback, originally and rather aggressive design of body. The design of front body part with strongly stretched headlights, glass grating of radiator, large air inlet on front bumper, unordinary plastic of side panel of body is unforgettable.
In a 5-doors version handle of back door are on a side posts, as in Alfa Romeo 156. From behind hatchback looks excellent due to the original 2-section glazing of back door, large block of backlights and triangle branch pipe of output system. The boot's capacity is 456 liters, instead of former 370. For a first time the Civic of new generation will be equipped with three motors. They are: 1,4 liter petrol engine(83hp), new 1,8 liter engine(140hp) and 2,2-liter turbodiesel motor of 220hp. The "charged" version is still in a phase of development and its parameters are not known. Sales of novelty start in the beginning of year 2006. The premier of 3-doors modification and version Type-R will be little later.
However, that is not all with novelties. Thus, this autumn Honda Pilot got some decorative renovation. Now its front body part is in style of popular pickup Ridgeline, firstly shown a year ago at car exhibition in Paris. Honda specialists hope that after such restyling Pilot will have an ability to stand on market for a year or one and half. Changes touch only the design and only the one of front body part - it has become more angular and has received new headlights. It looks more contemporary, aggressive and confident. Changed wheels are mature to the bonnet and together they complete the new face of Pilot; make it closer to pickups and "hard" SUVs.
Neither the back part, nor the interior of salon were remade. It is expected that it is the last renovation of Pilot and the next year at Tokyo exhibition we will see completely new variant of this bestseller.
Honda Passport is an impressive car of heightened cross-country ability with a motor of 3.2 V6, back or full drive and universal body. It was created on the base of Isuzu Rodeo.
Acura RD-X is a project, a model of year 2007. Probably it will resemble new generation of Honda CR-V and will be produced in Marysville, Ohayo. There were two concept-cars of RD-X, the choice has been done, and the serial model will be created on base of second concept, shown in Detroit this year. New model is expected to receive full driving gear, control system iDrive and other pleasant things.
Honda Insight is a light sport coupe with hybrid driving gear and an interesting combination of petrol and electricity engines. Automatic switching from one motor to another ensures rather economic expense of fuel (about 3.4 liters per km) and high degree of ecology.
Using of aluminum allowed making streamlined body part, which weight is only 162kg, for 30% more rigid than the same steel one. After showing the prototype of model on Geneva exhibition in 1999, it was put on sale in 2000.
Honda Prelude is a stylish sport car-coupe with the transversal location of engine and front driving gear. Firstly it was shown in the November 1982. The appearance of Prelude suits your idea of car-coupe - long bonnet, low roof, strong lines and refinement of true puma. The design of salon have something in common with super car Honda NSX, there are two adjustments of driver's seat and the ability of changing the angle of pitch. In comparison with Honda body parts of its ancestor, it has the enlarged wheelbase and gives the great comfort for passengers, especially at the back part of salon. All wheels of this model are controllable; stability on the road, small angle of turning, electrical system ATTS with automatic control of tractive effort -the consequence of presence of these modernizations is an incredibly high maneuverability on the road on high speed. ABS is also build in.
In USA Honda NSX is called Acura, Honda Integra is called Acura Integra. Honda, Acura, the names are different; the quality is the immutable...