Mustang Parts
   Carrying Saleen wheels and Bullitt wheels.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

NAIAS Detroit Auto Show 2012: Part 6, Honda

The most interesting stuff at the Honda stand was the Accord coupe concept and some new Acura designs. But except for the heart-racing NSX, Honda really didn't speak much to me this time through.

DSC03106 v
The Fit EV was lonely in its little protected alcove, and relatively unloved.  It looks mostly like a Fit with some aero tweaks.

DSC03108

DSC03109

DSC03112
The Honda Accord coupe concept was, to be honest, a snooze.  There was some odd bling surrounding the  foglamps/faux "brake cooling vents", or whatever the big plastic grates were supposed to evoke.  But overall, the design seemed busy, a bit disjointed.

DSC03323

DSC03324
The Acura NSX, on the other hand, was lovely.  The front end reminded me of Mazda's recent design language.  Will it look this good when they build it?

DSC03325

DSC03326
Tucked away in a corner was the Acura ILX design concept.  A styling buck, this car was a glossy shell only.  No one seemed to be paying much attention to it.  It is definitely understated, but it does have a more interesting front end design than the current huge-chrome-shield look of Acura.

Honda, wake up.  Unleash the designers, and make some sculpture.  Make cars that are exciting to look at.

3 comments:

Brainna Mcslacker said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that i have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.
Chicago auto insurance

mas trie said...

Nice and expensive car. I really want to show you my Classic Car Workshop

alastairsdixon said...

The most interesting items at the Honda take a location was the Partnership car concept and some new Acura designs.

east barnet cars