Honda Reveals Dragon-Inspired Crider Sedan

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Back in April, during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, Honda unveiled the Concept C, a sedan developed to fight the Chinese-market Volkswagen Sagitar. That's an older Bora that Fred Flintsone would drive to the quarry.
Now, the Japanese automaker took the wraps off the production model, which will be sold under the Crider name. Slotted between the Civic and the Accord, the Crider is actually a niche sedan through which Honda is trying to gain some success on the ever-growing Chinese market. In fact, the Crider is actually the company’s first vehicle developed in China for the Chinese market.

Moving on the vehicle’s styling, Honda claims the Crider features “a dynamic exterior design inspired by an image of a dragon”. Right! Our say is that unless you can get a dragon tail as an option, the sedan sports a familiar Honda design which manages to offer a decent amount of modern-day attractiveness.

Powered by a 1.8-liter four cylinder engine rated at 139 HP and 172 Nm, which can be mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, the Crider is said to offer “spacious and comfortable cabin space, plentiful equipment”. Estimated fuel efficiency is 6.7l/100km with the 5-speed automatic transmission and 6.5l/100km with the manual gearbox.

On sale as we speak, the Honda Crider can be acquired starting from CNY114,800 (about $18.700 at current exchange rates).
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