American Honda Motor Co.., Inc. announced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda Personal-NUT concept coupe is a car that sophisticated futuristic for ultra-compact. Is Dave Mark, director of advanced design for Honda R & D Americas, Inc..
This car was made for driving pleasure in a dense urban exclusively with lifestyle around the city. Thus providing many benefits to living in urban areas. the packaging concept integrates a center driving position configuration and a rear powertrain layout. The exterior styling leverages crisp angles with dynamic flowing lines that originate from the front of the vehicle and span outward toward the rear. The end result is a sleek and aggressive exterior that also allows for a spacious and open interior with excellent visibility.
The exterior styling is intended to capture a future direction for premium sophistication while balancing the need for maximum interior space and an aerodynamic appearance. The interior layout, in conjunction with the rear powertrain design, contributes prominently to the exterior’s overall shape.
The layout of the interior space, with its center driving position flanked by two rear seats, provides generous legroom for all occupants, roughly the equivalent of a mid-sized sedan in a vehicle that has an exterior footprint similar to a micro car. Interior functionality is increased by rear seating areas that fold up and out of the way to increase storage capacity. The windshield serves as a heads-up display for the navigation system and the back-up camera.
The modular rear engine bay, depicted on the exterior by blue composite material, is designed to accommodate a wide variety of potential propulsion technologies including a conventional small displacement internal combustion engine, a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, or a battery-electric powertrain.
“The objective of the exterior and interior designers was to explore the potential for a new type of small-segment-category vehicle that overcomes many of the objections for existing micro-car designs,” said Marek. “While the Honda P-NUT Concept introduces function-oriented concepts, it also shows that small cars don’t have to compromise on style or amenities.”
* Size class: Ultra-compact
* Layout: Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive
* Passengers: 3
* Length: 3,400 mm
* Width: 1,750 mm
* Height: 1,439 mm
* Powertrain: Internal-combustion engine, hybrid-electric or battery-electric