By Ronan Glon
Tuesday, Apr 24th, 2012 @ 7:00 am
 
Honda has publicly unveiled two all-new concept cars at the Beijing Motor Show. The Japanese automaker claims that both models "focus on Chinese customers."

The first car is called the Concept C. It is a mid-sized sedan that was developed specifically for the Chinese market. This is made evident by its name: C stands for "cool," "challenge" and "China".

Honda says that the car's muscular and sculpted lines were drawn jointly by designers in Japan and in China. The car's overall design was inspired by a dragon.

Honda did not release any technical details or interior photos for the Concept C.

The brand's second concept is a people mover dubbed the Concept S. The S stands for "stylish," "smart" and "surprise". Interior photos were again not released, but the car is said to boast a spacious cabin thanks in part to its tall roof.

In order to increase interior luminosity and passenger visibility, the Concept S features a low beltline and a panoramic glass roof.

The Concept S is said to be powered by a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain, but exactly what it consists of remains unknown.

Although both cars are clearly concepts, Honda says that they preview production vehicles that will be launched in the next year.

Both cars will make their debut on the Chinese market. They will later be introduced in markets around the world, but Honda has not mentioned whether or not the United States will get either one.

Other notable models displayed on Honda's Beijing stage include the Fit Hybrid, CR-Z and Insight, along with Acura's NSX, ILX and RLX.

Concept C