Check Out the Exciting New Honda Concepts and Future Models

October 29th, 2014 by


An automaker at the forefront of innovation, Honda’s brewed up a new line of concept and future models, including the HR-V, FCEV, and next-generation Ridgeline (the next version of the 2014 Ridgeline). The design of the smaller, sporty crossover HR-V SUV model is sleek and versatile, and the hydrogen-fueled FCEV concept, which recently debuted in L.A., balances power and efficiency in ways we’ve never seen. These models contrast nicely with the plan for the rugged, capable, and yet maneuverable compact pickup, the next-generation Ridgeline. Read on for more about these game-changing Hondas currently in the works.

The Honda HR-V

The new Honda HR-V is a class of crossover that fits in between the Honda eco-centered Fit and the larger CR-V SUV model. Built on a subcompact platform, the HR-V will likely have a 130 hp 1.5L four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) in a center-tank configuration, a compact engine configuration that economizes space in the HR-V’s interior. The HR-V’s exterior design will sport sleek, swept-back lines with added details, such as hidden rear door handles and a body that is both shorter and 700 lbs. lighter than the CR-V model. The versatile HR-V is built to seamlessly handle both city roads and rocky terrain.

The Honda FCEV

This much-anticipated, fuel cell powered model is slated to be released in 2015. The Honda FCEV is futuristic in every regard. Its exterior is as innovative as its fuel cell powered drivetrain and features carved “brackets” that frame the body, which has a short, angular hood and a backlit headlight/pseudo-grille front. While most of the FCEV powertrain details are kept under wraps, the FCEV model design has managed to keep the previously bulky electricity producing fuel-cell stacks, electric motor, and pressurized Hydrogen tank in what would be the engine bay of a conventional car, as opposed to cutting into the interior or trunk space as other comparative models are wont to do. Honda also claims the FCEV will be capable of a 300 mile driving range.

The 2016 Honda Ridgeline

The 2016 Honda Ridgeline is Honda’s latest answer to the compact pickup truck market. The current Ridgeline will cease production later this year, and the 2015 model will be skipped, with the release of the new, second-generation Ridgeline slated for 2016. While many of the new details of the Ridgeline are still kept secret, from released sketches it appears to have a distinct, rounded front end with a longer roofline. The original Ridgeline in 2005 sported innovative features, such as a bed-integrated trunk and 2-way opening tailgate – it seems as though the new Ridgeline will continue this line of innovation. Built for both on- and off-road performance, and with a spacious 5-passenger interior, this is the smaller pickup for versatile driving needs.

Let Fisher Honda Keep You Updated About Honda Concept Models

For more about Honda concept models, contact Fisher Honda. We’d be happy to keep you in the know as details about this emerging lineup unfold. In the meantime, why not stop by our dealership at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. We’d be more than happy to set you up for a test drive of the current Ridgeline. We hope to see you soon!


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