• Dec 21st 2010 at 6:01PM
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Honda Li Nian S1 (Everus) – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda has unleashed a new compact sedan on the Chinese market. Called the Li Nian S1, or Everus for those that speak the king's English, the new vehicle is geared toward younger buyers. We're guessing that this little sucker gets its bones from the likes of the Honda City given its proportions and the fact that Honda says that the vehicle is based on existing architecture. Buyers will be able to pick up the Everus with their choice of either a 1.3-liter or a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine when the pint-sized sedan goes on sale in spring 2011.

Honda says that Everus is the company's oldest nameplate in China, and that the new model will help the Japanese automaker expand its line up in one of the quickest-growing automotive markets in the world. The Everus took a bow at the Guangzhou Motor Show. Hit the jump for a look at the full press blast.

  • Honda Li Nian S1 (Everus) front 3/4

  • Honda Li Nian S1 (Everus) front

  • Honda Li Nian S1 (Everus) side

[Source: Honda]
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All-new compact sedan model "Li Nian S1" from Guangqi Honda's own brand "Li Nian" (English brand name: Everus)

Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., an automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, today announced the all-new compact sedan model of Guangqi Honda's original automobile brand, "Li Nian" (Everus) to be known as "Li Nian S1".

"Li Nian S1" is based on one of Honda's small car platforms and applies 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre engines. Targeting the younger generation in China, it adopts a powerful, energetic and outstanding design form. Li Nian S1 will be available in the market from the spring of 2011 through the current Guangqi Honda sales channel.

"Li Nian" (Everus) is Guangqi Honda's original automobile brand with Guangqi Honda fully handling each step including design, production and sales with the goal of targeting the younger generation and entry level car customers. By introducing the Li Nian (Everus) brand, Honda will further expand its line-ups in China while continuously enhancing the quality of the brand to meet the diversifying needs of customers in the expanding China market.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that attractive.. I'd rather pay and get a good one.. !!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks like nothing more than the previous generation Honda City (booted version of Fit) with a minor nose job. Everything else looks pretty much the same.

      I don't know of the old Honda City was sold in China, if so then this "new" model's chief advantage would be a low, low price? The idea of a repurposing a discontinued car as a budget model is an old, often used, and not neccessarily bad idea. Witness the Argentinian Falcon!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The City is sold in China as the City, not the Fit sedan. I've seen the cars for sale there myself and you can look at the lineup on their website here:

        If this is just the older version made for a lower cost market then that would make sense because I was a little baffled by why they would have two of the same car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes the City was sold in China as Fit Sedan for several years now, which is why it's so weird why they came up with something almost identical.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow, amazing this is easily the most beautiful car to be released in decades, i am amazed. Proof that honda can still design great cars. i am moving to china just to own this masterpiece of engineering.
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol good then honda will have 1 buyer for this butt ugly car and kia called. they don't want their sephie design back ..kia said keep it honda~
      • 4 Years Ago
      Basically a Honda City with a nose job, which is interesting because the more I see THIS vehicle, the more I'm convinced the spy photos from the Middle Eastern desert a few months back were NOT the upcoming ninth generation Civic sedan. These next few weeks can't pass quick enough because now I'm really curious to see what they unveil in Detroit and if the speculation was accurate or not.

      Not that I want one or anything. I really don't.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, I've said it before but those spy shots looked almost exactly like versions of the Honda City already in existence. Everything from the C-pillar to the shape of the trunk suggests a City (or City based) car.
        That said, I'm kinda confused by this Everus since Honda already sells the City in China. Not sure what the differentiation is supposed to be.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL the funny little cute wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it looks a little better than that other nissan compact whatever its called that was shown
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's like a smaller, cab-forward version of the early 2000s Accord. The side profile is almost identical. I guess Honda is recycling old designs for the Chinese market :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      As fugly as the name of the car and the sound of name of the city it debuted in.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this car has already been on the Chinese market before.
      it's known in Japan as the Fit Aria, or here in China as the Fit saloon.

      this new one appears to be an old car, with a nose job.
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