Maybe the rumors of the CR-Z's death have been exaggerated. Honda has just released the first teaser of a new concept that it plans to debut at the Beijing Motor Show at the end of April. It shows off a sporty looking coupe that looks like the child of a CR-Z and Hyundai Veloster. However, the concept looks to be for the Chinese market, as it's a joint proposal with one of its domestic partners there, Guangqi Honda Automobile.

Unfortunately, we don't have any other details about the concept yet – not even a name. The teaser also doesn't give a very good indication of the car's size. It appears to be roughly the size of a small coupe, and if Honda hadn't already tried the idea with the CR-Z, you could almost see it as a modern CRX, but it could be a little bit larger, too.

In addition to the coupe concept at the Beijing show, Dongfeng Honda will premiere the concept for the next Spirior, which is the foreign version of the Accord. Guangqi Honda will also bring a mid-size SUV and the third-generation Fit. Acura will also be there and will have both the NSX Concept and a model of its powertrain. Scroll down for the full release about everything Honda will show in China.
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Honda to Exhibit World Premiere of Two Concept Models at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2014) - Overview of Honda and Acura Exhibit -

BEIJING, China, April 8, 2014 - Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, today announced plans to exhibit the world premiere of two new concept models as well as new production models for the Honda and Acura brands at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2014, press day: April 20, 2014, public days: April 21-29, 2014).

Overview of Honda exhibit
Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., Honda will exhibit the world premiere of a concept model for a new model exclusively developed for the Chinese market. Also on display will be the world premiere of a concept model for the all-new Spirior, a product of Dongfeng Honda, as well as the China premiere of a new middle-class SUV and the third-generation Fit, which will be sold by Guangqi Honda.

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○Concept model for a new model exclusive for the Chinese market (world premiere)
Design sketch for the concept model
Design sketch for the concept model

○Dongfeng Honda: Concept model for the all-new Spirior (world premiere)
○Guangqi Honda: New middle-class SUV (China premiere)
○Guangqi Honda: The third-generation Fit (China premiere)
○Other mass-production models
・ Guangqi Honda: Crosstour, Accord, Crider, Odyssey, City, CR-Z and Li Nian S1
・ Dongfeng Honda: CR-V, Civic, Elysion, Jade, Insight and CIIMO
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○RC213V MotoGP champion machine, CTX700ND

Overview of Acura exhibit
The Acura brand will exhibit the China premiere of the RLX hybrid model, equipped with SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD® (Super Handling - All Wheel Drive), a high-efficiency and high-output hybrid system that realizes both outstanding driving performance and fuel economy at the same time. Also on display will be the NSX Concept, a concept car for the next generation super sports model.

○RLX hybrid model (China premiere)
○NSX Concept and NSX powertrain model
○Other mass-production models: MDX, RDX and ILX
Press conference schedule
Honda press conference is scheduled on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9:30 - 10:00 local time.
Acura press conference is scheduled on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 14:00 - 14:30 local time.


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      Jimmy
      • 8 Months Ago
      That front end looks hideous
      Mike Lee
      • 8 Months Ago
      Nope...Honda...you don't have what it takes to compete with Hyundai. You've lost your design leadership and Hyundai cars just look better. How about a replacement for the S2000 instead of wasting your time trying to best the Veloster?
      IBx27
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's fine honda, go ahead and steal your side surfacing from the F12 Berlinetta. Nobody will notice. If you want to go after hyundai, gotta play their game.
      RevenantDC5
      • 8 Months Ago
      The Veloster is what the CR-Z should've been to begin with. Bring this to the US with an Si option using the Euro Type-Rs turboed motor and Honda will have something!
        mary.keana
        • 8 Months Ago
        @RevenantDC5
        Weird, all comparisons of the CR-Z to the Velosturd, the CR-Z was the clear winner.
      NamorF-Pro
      • 8 Months Ago
      That side profile is shamelessly stolen off the Barlineta f12.
      AP1_S2K
      • 8 Months Ago
      i used to love Honda, and the company has a lot of good people with all the wrong people in charge which is why they put out so much crap...the moccasin looking Crossturd, "no better than an 88-91 CRX" CRZ, and their other lackluster models from Honda to Acura. I doubt this one will be any better.
      John S
      • 8 Months Ago
      I want that Gear coupe/hatchback concept from the Montreal auto show last year.
      TurboZ
      • 8 Months Ago
      Damn Honda forget that, lets get a s2000 successor going!
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 8 Months Ago
        @TurboZ
        rumors are, the S660 goes into production before the end of this year.
          zoom_zoom_zoom
          • 8 Months Ago
          @zoom_zoom_zoom
          clearly you don't know the history of the Honda Sxxxx models. 2000cc in not some magical number. In fact the last S2000 was not a 2000cc motor.
          bonehead
          • 8 Months Ago
          @zoom_zoom_zoom
          Sweet now just add another 1340 to that 660 and im in.
        Justin Shaw
        • 8 Months Ago
        @TurboZ
        S2000 would make me even happier than an ILX coupe based off the current civic si
      JoshFeinstein
      • 8 Months Ago
      Man, yet another hideously ugly Honda. Maybe the Fukushima radiation really has gotten to their heads...
      ffelix422
      • 8 Months Ago
      Good to know that Honda has even considered taking back ground it gave to Hyundai. And where's the new Prelude???
      mary.keana
      • 8 Months Ago
      Velosturd, I don't think Honda is targeting that thing. This looks like it can seat four adults.
      Phontsolo
      • 8 Months Ago
      "However, the concept looks to be for the Chinese market"................................. haha
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