Honda Spirior concept, 2014 Beijing Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Honda used the recent 2014 Beijing Auto Show to debut two new sedan concepts that preview future production models for the Chinese market. One is closely related to the recently revealed 2015 Acura TLX, while the other is targeted at the subcompact sedan market comprised of models such as the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2 sedans.
The bigger of the two concepts is called the Spirior, which is the Chinese market name for the Acura TSX. In other parts of the globe, the Spirior was sold as the Honda Accord Euro. With the TSX being replaced by the new TLX, the Spirior concept shows a design heavily influenced by the look of the new TLX although there are some subtle differences.
The Spirior concept will enter production at the end of this year. It will be produced by Honda’s joint venture with Chinese automaker Dongfeng and be sold exclusively in the Chinese market. There are no plans to sell this car in other markets at present, although it does present possibilities for a new generation of the Honda Accord Euro.
The smaller concept is called the Concept B, and as its name suggests it is a B-segment vehicle (what we would call a subcompact). Honda has confirmed that the Concept B will spawn a production model in about two years. The vehicle will feature themes developed using principles from the automaker’s ‘Exciting H Design!!!’ design language and a liftback rear hatch.
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Honda Concept B, 2014 Beijing Auto ShowEnlarge Photo