Honda unveils Small RS hot hatchby Ben Hsu
The sporty compact concept was shown at the Indonesia International Motor Show.
Honda has unveiled a new hot hatch concept at the Indonesia International Motor Show. Called, appropriately, the Small RS Concept, it is said to represent Honda's vision of a small sports car.
Developed by Honda's R&D Asia Pacific, which caters to the southeast Asian market, the Small RS leaves a more compact footprint than even the Fit hatchback. Though Honda didn't provide specs, the Small RS appears to be about the same size as the Indonesian-market Brio.
The "RS" moniker denotes a trim level that has been used on hotted up Hondas since the first-generation Civic. In more recent years there have been multiple generations of Fit RS models as well. RS models have used orange as their signature color, but no RS models have ever been offered for sale in the US.
The Small RS takes styling cues from other contemporary Hondas, with a wide, upright grille and large lower intakes. Side vents, a large roof spoiler, and black wheels add to its sporty appearance.
Honda did not provide any powertrain details, but the engine would likely be a version of the 1.2-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder found in the Brio.