Yes, it looks a bit, uh, toothy, but what you see here is a concept that previews a brand new small MPV specifically designed for the Chinese market. Called the Concept M, the swoopy Honda was designed in Japan and the automaker is currently aiming to launch a production version in China sometime in 2014.

Honda hasn't released many details about its small van concept, simply saying that it "offers the attributes of a passenger car while adding new value through the realization of a comfortable and spacious cabin space made possible by Honda's packaging technologies, and the fun of driving." Doesn't sound too bad to us.

Have a glance at the Concept M in the gallery above (full disclosure: we don't have live shots of this one), and take a look below for the official press blast direct from the MPV's Shanghai debut, as well as a promotional video showing the new concept from all angles. Oh, and be sure to turn your volume down before pushing the play button.




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Introducing the "Concept M" new-value MPV concept model

The Concept M is a concept vehicle for the MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) segment developed mainly for Chinese market. Currently, commercial vehicles account for the majority of the MPV market in China. To such an MPV market, Honda will introduce a new-value vehicle that offers the attributes of a passenger car while adding new value through the realization of a comfortable and spacious cabin space made possible by Honda's packaging technologies, and the fun of driving. The Concept M was designed by the design studio at the Automobile R&D Center of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. in Japan. Honda is making progress in the development of a mass-production vehicle based on this concept model aiming for market introduction next year.


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      TangoR34
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda finally games up and compete with Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand
      anselrob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm 62 years old. A lot of the modern cars look like insects to me, especially the crossovers.
      pholocity
      • 1 Year Ago
      that's no concept, i saw that in person last year at a focus group they were hosting
      Allen
      • 1 Year Ago
      At least it's better looking than those older Odyssey models that looked like a giant vacuum cleaner.
      saturnhug
      • 1 Year Ago
      toothy ????
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      Domo arigato, mister roboto...
      MrWhopee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like heavy handed chrome accents (if it can be called that!) is Honda's design direction in the near future. Their designers should be bashed on the head with a heavy chrome rod! I think they show up to work drunk on Sake too often nowadays. How could they think it's in any way attractive?
      mikecalabrese
      • 1 Year Ago
      At least there's no 'lightning bolt' on this concept.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm on the opposite of all you, I really like this.
        • 1 Year Ago
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      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is an insult to modern design.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like an 04 Odyssey that got beat in the face by a sledgehammer and fixed from parts in the Walmart auto department. Barf.
      • 1 Year Ago
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