Back in January, Honda's local operations in India, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., unveiled the not-too-creatively named "New Small Concept" at the Delhi Auto Expo. The three-door, five-seat hatch adopts styling cues from the automaker's award-winning CR-Z hybrid. At the unveiling, Honda promised that a production version would be launched in Thailand and India sometime in 2011.
Now, as the Thailand International Motor Expo 2010 draws near, Honda is ready to drop the curtains on another minicar prototype. Honda says that this prototype, scheduled to hit the stage November 30th, represents vehicle packaging that's much closer to the mass-produced model planned for 2011. In addition, Honda revealed that two distinct versions, one focused on meeting Thailand's high fuel efficiency standards, and the other suited for entry into India's low-cost small car market, will be produced.