Honda Unveils Gear Concept at Montreal International Auto Show [Photo Gallery]
Called the Gear, it is a small Renault Twingo-sized city car, with two doors, simple but stylish design (much better than any current production Honda) and high levels of practicality and customisation.
Honda says its design is inspired by fixed-gear bicycles, and it approaches the supermini genre from a whole new perspective - all things which make the Gear sound like a very enticing prospect, if it were to be put into production.
In Honda's own words, "subcompact cars are usually either utilitarian, but uninspiring or they're fun, zippy cars that are impractical and too expensive for the Gen-Y buyer [ . . . ] GEAR Concept tears down those walls – it's practical but fun, customizable, connected and affordable. Everything that young, discerning urban buyers would want in a car."
A production version of this car would undoubtedly give the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Citroen DS3, Renault Twingo and even the MINI a run for their money. Factoring in the cool and stylish exterior, the great engines Honda is known for, funky design and solid quality on the inside, and you begin to see why this concept shows so much promise. They just need to take the leap and start making it!
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