Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Sports Modulo S2000 Concept and friends
Detroit's not the only auto show kicking off on January 11. The annual Tokyo Auto Salon (think "Japanese SEMA") also kicks off this Sunday, and Honda has announced the vehicle lineup it'll display at Makuhari Messe. The two headliners are the Sports Modulo S2000 and Fit concepts. The former is a somewhat ghastly take on Honda's two-seat sports car, with a face that belongs in an aquarium and side cladding straight from a '90s Pontiac stylist's wildest fantasies. Inside, the Sports Modulo S2000 Concept is actually very nice, with swanky brown leather adorning a variety of surfaces. It still doesn't atone for that clock-stoppingly ugly body kit, though. Read on for some brief commentary on a pair of other concepts headed to the show, and check out the gallery below for the complete model rundown.
The Sports Modulo Fit Concept is so orange, all that's missing is a Fanta logo on the doors. Not even the wheels are left untouched -- one spoke on each of the gunmetal grey Modulo rims gets the Sunkist treatment. Inside, it looks as if Halloween exploded all over the cabin. What isn't black is orange, and you'll find sport seats, a sport steering wheel, supplemental gauges, etc. Did we mention that there's orange?
The last ride we'll touch on before sending you to the gallery to check out the rest is the Honda Life Style Study. This is a girl's car. Period. It's got pink paint, pink wheels, patterned pink seat covers, and appears to have been set upon -- inside and out, mind you -- by a horde of Bedazzler-wielding Japanese schoolgirls. There are rhinestones everywhere. This is not something Steve McQueen would have driven.
As for the rest, it's a mix of new cars like the Honda Zest Spark, tricked production vehicles such as the Sports Modulo Civic Type R and Touring Modulo Accord Tourer (winner in the 'Best Name" category), and a smattering of other design studies. They're all labeled in the gallery below.