• Nov 29, 2006


Honda's press conference at the 2006 LA Auto Show saw the debut of the REMIX Concept, a purely hypothetical three-door Honda hatch that thinks it's a fighter plane (check out the wraparound cockpit-like windshield and roof-scoop). This little silver bullet reminded us a bit of the Volvo C30 in shape, and it's obvious from Honda's press release that the car's purpose is one and the same: fun to drive and practical to boot. The concept is said to be powered by a four-cylinder motor and swaps cogs with a six-speed transmission. A sport suspension and big brakes are also part of this theorethical equation. Though many see the REMIX and instantly think of a CRX successor, it doesn't sound like that's what Honda's thinking. Then again, a concept's chances for production are directly related to the reaction it invokes from a crowd, so if the REMIX is received well, you never know.

More live shots, press shots and Honda's full press release can be found after the jump.

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PRESS RELEASE:

Honda REMIX Concept Shines Brightly at Los Angeles Auto Show
Styling concept mixes sports car attitude with everyday functionality

The Honda REMIX small sport concept vehicle made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The REMIX explores the shape and design of a two-seat sports car focused on agile and fun-to-drive performance that can also provide exceptional practicality as a daily driver.

Sports car in shape and design, the low-slung REMIX features a wrap-around canopy that adds a fighter jet-feel to the driving experience. The aluminum-color exterior accentuates every line and curve in the geometric, yet fluid styling. Capable of delivering more than just driving performance, the rear storage area supplies generous cargo room.

"Pure Honda to the core, the REMIX concept vehicle focuses on a simple, lightweight and fun-to-drive philosophy," said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The concept balances sports car virtues with real-world practicality."

The REMIX Small Sport Concept is a product of the Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Advanced Design Studio in Southern California. Purely a design concept, the vehicle is fashioned around a front-wheel drive small car platform with a 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. A sport suspension, along with aggressive tires and brakes, further supplement its performance side.

"The REMIX blends familiar Honda themes into a new, fresh design," said Ben Davidson, REMIX lead designer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "Smooth and fluid surfaces provide a sports car identity to the geometric shapes that form the functional aspect of this vehicle."


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      Robert D. Boyd
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have written a snail mail to your California offices suggesting what needs to be done before you put such a car into production. The main items are as follows:

      01. Lower it downward by four inches.

      02. Extend it forward by four inches. Ensure that this automobile has clean free flowing foward lines and not the blunt appearance as depicted in the current Remix style.

      03. Produce it within true (real) sports-car specifications.

      04. Ensure that it is capable of accommodating taller drivers whilst enforcing a "true" sports car straight-arm driving position [re: British Sports Car Manufacturer: Marcos GT].

      05. Produce this car with four disc brakes.

      06. Produce this car with the most horsepower whilst maintaining superb fuel economy [in other words, a light, brisk (and most importantly) clean operating automobile capable of accelerating and reaching speeds beyond all other competitors with the least amount of gas consumption.

      07 Enhance the back side of this car to be more receptive to owners. The back side is not astetically receptive to most viewers because it reminds them of what their asses look like. Make the lines look smoother and less "rear-ass" in appearance. This is most probably the most difficult of all requirements for any automobile producer. An ass is an ass and I realize this.

      08. This car "MUST" be produced with a rear wheel drive and not a front-wheel drive. This is extremely important to any sports car enthusiast.

      09. The car must have efficient full four wheel disc brakes.

      10. This car should be available in coupe style only ...not convertable or Targa.

      Most Sincerely,

      Robert D. Boyd







      • 8 Years Ago
      I would buy one tomorrow if it came on the market as is. Love everything about it.
      Robert D. Boyd
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have written a snail mail to your California offices suggesting what needs to be done before you put such a car into production. The main items are as follows:

      01. Lower it downward by four inches.

      02. Extend it forward by four inches. Ensure that this automobile has clean free flowing foward lines and not the blunt appearance as depicted in the current Remix style.

      03. Produce it within true (real) sports-car specifications.

      04. Ensure that it is capable of accommodating taller drivers whilst enforcing a "true" sports car straight-arm driving position [re: British Sports Car Manufacturer: Marcos GT].

      05. Produce this car with four disc brakes.

      06. Produce this car with the most horsepower whilst maintaining superb fuel economy [in other words, a light, brisk (and most importantly) clean operating automobile capable of accelerating and reaching speeds beyond all other competitors with the least amount of gas consumption.

      07 Enhance the back side of this car to be more receptive to owners. The back side is not astetically receptive to most viewers because it reminds them of what their asses look like. Make the lines look smoother and less "rear-ass" in appearance. This is most probably the most difficult of all requirements for any automobile producer. An ass is an ass and I realize this.

      08. This car "MUST" be produced with a rear wheel drive and not a front-wheel drive. This is extremely important to any sports car enthusiast.

      09. The car must have efficient full four wheel disc brakes.

      10. This car should be available in coupe style only ...not convertable or Targa.

      Most Sincerely,

      Robert D. Boyd







      • 8 Years Ago
      Muito lindo! Adorei!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the approach to the lighting - it moves a bit beyond the headlight, foglight turn signal, taillight formula and begins to use lighting as a subtle accent to the overall look. Much in the same way landscape lighting can change the look of a home. The purple touch in the tails reminds me of the old blue dot mod.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This looked much better last year as a Ford Reflex, but I do like the headlight treatment better on this one.

      No interior pics honda? probably stuffed with cardboard in there. :p
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a preview of the CRX. Has to be! We'll see styling cues from this within about 2 years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hate the design for a crx replacement.
      That whould be a nightmare for the crx fans.
      PLEASE Honda if this thing will be on production DONT put the crx name on it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I want it soon. It is my dream vehicle I am still driving my 90 CRX as I can't find a car I like well enough to replace it. What I love about it is: 1. front wheel drive (awd would be ok too, but NO to rear wheel drive - plenty of those around. 2. Good gas mileage - how about a hybrid engine here. 3. Reasonably priced. 4. Hatch so I can take both spouse and dog and luggage. 5. Small and sporty. Would also love a convertible version.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love it, too bad it's just a concept car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      cool details here and there...but combined together isn't much of an appealing design.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the concept of the concept.

      However...so far as this goes, i see some issues. That C-pillar makes for a GIANT blind spot...so unless there's some trick angles in that thing, you'll be merging into other cars.

      The doors...i feel like they were pasted over other doors. he two C-shaped vents on either side of them appear as though they should flow together, but the door just cuts that.

      I'm also thinking the grill needs improvement. For some reason I instantly thought new CRV.

      As for the rest of the car, pretty cool. I like the lighting treatment, basic shape, and premise. Looks like you get quite a bit of cargo room in the back which is always nice in a two-door.
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