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Author KN Wong
Categories Beat, Japanese Domestic Market, TOV World, TOV World
Create Date October 24, 2012 10:49
Last Update November 08, 2012 10:30
The (original) Honda Beat

In his recent 'mid-year speech' on September 21st (2012), Honda CEO Ito-san announced the availability of a new Honda 'open-top sports-car' for Japan in 2014. This car is widely held to be the new Honda Beat and will supposedly be based on the EV-STER concept car which Honda first showed in last year's Tokyo Motor Show

Along with the emphasis on 'sports-car' and 'strong driving dynamics', Ito-san has also clarified that this will be a 'mini-car'. A bit of a mystery ? So, just what can we expect from this new Honda Beat ? How expectant should we be, bearing in mind that it will be the first proper sports-car that Honda will be adding to a line-up currently devoid of any model which they acknowledge to be a 'sports-car' (Honda did not acknowledge the CR-Z as a sports-car when it was launched). Also, this new 'open-top sports-car' will become available before even the new Civic Type-R or the new 2G NSX.

As the original Honda Beat was a JDM-only model and not widely available or known outside of Japan, we publish this feature-car article on it to let TOV/TOVA readers have an idea of what it was and perhaps what to expect come 2014. Read the feature article by clicking on this link or the photo of the Honda Beat on the left.

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10-24-2012 14:15 Those were the days, huh?   (Score: 1, Normal) TonyEX
10-27-2012 12:44 P54
10-31-2012 16:00 bigblue
10-31-2012 11:11 foyer
10-25-2012 07:59 While we're on the topic of "not so fast cars"...   (Score: 1, Normal) blackstripe77
10-25-2012 09:11 WongKN
10-30-2012 17:30 TonyEX
10-25-2012 13:19 More replacement Beat info...   (Score: 1, Normal) RolledaNsx
10-25-2012 19:15 danielgr
10-25-2012 20:44 RolledaNsx
10-26-2012 02:07 WongKN
10-26-2012 10:27 danielgr
10-26-2012 15:15 RolledaNsx
10-26-2012 22:57 WongKN
10-26-2012 23:56 RolledaNsx
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10-27-2012 23:03 RolledaNsx
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10-25-2012 10:31 Random comments   (Score: 1, Normal) danielgr
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10-25-2012 06:13 nitpick for Wong   (Score: 1, Normal) carcrazy84
10-25-2012 07:23 WongKN
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10-26-2012 22:05 WongKN
10-25-2012 13:28 Technical deconstruction   (Score: 1, Normal) Potenza
10-25-2012 19:16 danielgr
10-24-2012 20:07 What have we not seen this concept already?   (Score: 1, Normal) Hondatalover
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