(from Honda Press
Release) Honda REMIX Concept Shines Brightly at Los Angeles Auto
Styling concept mixes sports car attitude with everyday
LOS ANGELES 11/29/2006 --
The Honda REMIX small sport concept vehicle made its world debut at
the Los Angeles Auto Show, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced
today. The REMIX explores the shape and design of a two-seat sports
car focused on agile and fun-to-drive performance that can also
provide exceptional practicality as a daily driver.
Sports car in shape and design, the low-slung REMIX features a
wrap-around canopy that adds a fighter jet-feel to the driving
experience. The aluminum-color exterior accentuates every line and
curve in the geometric, yet fluid styling. Capable of delivering
more than just driving performance, the rear storage area supplies
generous cargo room.
"Pure Honda to the core, the REMIX concept vehicle focuses on a
simple, lightweight and fun-to-drive philosophy," said John Mendel,
senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The concept
balances sports car virtues with real-world practicality."
The REMIX Small Sport Concept is a product of the Honda R&D
Americas, Inc., Advanced Design Studio in Southern California.
Purely a design concept, the vehicle is fashioned around a
front-wheel drive small car platform with a 4-cylinder engine and a
6-speed manual transmission. A sport suspension, along with
aggressive tires and brakes, further supplement its performance
"The REMIX blends familiar Honda themes into a new, fresh design,"
said Ben Davidson, REMIX lead designer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
"Smooth and fluid surfaces provide a sports car identity to the
geometric shapes that form the functional aspect of this vehicle."
Honda R&D Americas, Inc., began its operations in California in 1975
with local market research activities and has steadily grown its
capabilities over the past 30 years to include all aspects of new
vehicle design and development. Recent development efforts include
trend-setting products like the Honda Ridgeline, Pilot, Element,
Civic Coupe and Civic Si.
The company will operate 10 major facilities in North America with
the addition of two new design centers by the end of 2007. More than
1,300 designers, engineers and support personnel are engaged in the
development of Honda and Acura passenger cars, motorcycles and power
equipment products for North America and global markets. Its main
centers of operation include the Los Angeles Center (Torrance)
responsible for market research, concept development and styling
design; the Ohio Center (Raymond, Ohio) responsible for complete
product development, testing and support of North American supplier
and manufacturing operations; and two dynamic test facilities in
Mojave Desert, California, and East Liberty, Ohio.