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Live Large in the Compact Honda Step Bus Concept
 Date: November 29, 2006 14:10
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Styling concept takes ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ philosophy to the extreme

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2006 – Designed around city nightlife and high energy lifestyles, the Honda Step Bus Concept represents the ultimate expression of Honda packaging prowess with a mid-engine design and a fully maximized and quickly adaptable interior.

The highly configurable, high-tech interior provides ultimate urban utility from the outside in. Sliding front doors with a space efficient design let people enter and exit in tight spaces. Although micro in exterior size, the cavernous interior can harbor large amounts of band equipment, sports gear and other bulky items.

“Following the traditional Honda theme of ‘man maximum, machine minimum,’ the Step Bus seeks to create the largest possible interior with the smallest possible exterior,” said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This innovative concept vehicle shows how large functionality can easily exist within small vehicle packages.”

The Step Bus Concept is a product of the Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Wako design center in Saitama prefecture, Japan. Purely a styling concept, the vehicle uses a mid-engine, rear wheel drive platform with a small displacement power plant. The 5-passenger interior features modular construction with a spacious interior. The modular construction is highlighted by tracks in the door that can hold beverage containers, cell phones and more. Advanced technology includes a next-generation navigation system. The tall body provides room for a ceiling-mounted storage tray. Painted in light green metallic, the body design embraces a bold vertical architecture style that creates a large presence within a small space.

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12-02-2006 16:55
Could this be the redesigned Mobilio?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-02-2006 13:39
Functional, utilitarian, unique...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-01-2006 18:40
Someone bitchslap the lead designer with a glove...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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11-29-2006 19:53
Mid Engine! RWD!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Build it, they will come!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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11-29-2006 21:34
It'll sell a ton in Japan.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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The pic with the sliding door open....   (Score: 1, Normal)
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mid engine rwd platform!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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