New spy shots of the production version of the Honda Concept C testing in China. The Concept C debuted as a concept on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The production version will be debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the first quarter. The Concept C is a China-only mid-size sedan that will be positioned under the Honda Accord.
The Concept C, likely with a new name, will be made in China by the Guangzhou-Honda joint venture that also makes the Honda Accord. Honda is considering export from China to other Asian countries but plans are not finalized yet. New news on the engines: power will come from a 1.8 or a 2.0, both mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic.
Price will start around 130.000 yuan and end around 170.000 yuan. The Concept C will compete with cars such as the Volkswagen Sagitar and the Citroen C4L, relatively small sedans with a premium look & feel. Hyundai is also working on a competitor for the segment.