The text for both images indicates that both concepts show future products that will be launched in China, but there is no mention as to what other markets the automaker has planned for these vehicles. In addition to these two concepts, the NSX Concept and 2014 RLX from Acura will make their Chinese debuts, and Honda says it "will display models substantially identical to the mass-production version of the Concept C and Concept S." The Concept C is will be a "middle-class" sedan built for China, and the Concept S, an MPV that will primarily serve China as well.
Beijing, China, April 8, 2013 - Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. today announced that Honda and Acura will exhibit the world premiere of two concept models at the Auto Shanghai 2013 (the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, press day: April 20, public days: April 23 – 29). These two concept models are scheduled to be introduced to the Chinese market in the future.
Overview of Honda Exhibit
Honda will have a joint booth with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and the theme of the booth will be Honda's brand slogan in China ― "" ― which means to "initiate new actions to create new things and carve out the future." Honda will exhibit the world premiere of the concept model as well as a full lineup of Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda including their all-new models.
-World premiere concept model:
Honda's concept model that shows the direction of an all-new model Honda will be introducing to the Chinese market in the future
-All-new models of Guangqi Honda and Dongfeng Honda:
Honda will display models substantially identical to the mass-production version of the Concept C (a concept car of a middle-class sedan developed exclusively for the Chinese market) and Concept S (a global concept car of a new-value mover developed primarily for Chinese market). These two concept models were first introduced at the Beijing Motor Show last year and their mass-production models are scheduled to be introduced to the market this year.
-Other mass-production models:
Guangqi Honda: Accord, Odyssey, City, Crosstour, Fit, CR-Z, Fit Hybrid, Li Nian S1
Dongfeng Honda: CR-V, Civic, Spirior, Elysion, Insight, CIIMO
RC212V (MotoGP Champion machine), GOLDWING, VFR1200F
BF90, BF150, BF250
Overview of Acura Exhibit
Acura will exhibit the world premiere of the global concept model. In addition, the Chinese version of the all-new RLX, Acura's next generation flagship model, will be introduced for the first time in China.
New concept model (world premiere)
All-new NSX Concept (China premiere)
RLX (China premiere), RDX, MDX, ZDX, ILX, TL
Scheduled Time for Press Announcement:
Acura: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 (local time)
Honda: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 (local time)
Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is scheduled to present the world premiere of the concept models.