The Honda Jade concept MPV has debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show. The Honda Jade is almost production ready and design-wise based on the Honda Concept S (scroll down) that debuted on the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The Honda Jade is based on the platform of the third generation Honda Stream.
The Honda Jade will be made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in September. Power will come from 1.8 and 2.0 four-cylinder petrol engines, a hybrid might join the line-up later. Price will start just under 150.000 yuan.
The market for small MPV’s is growing in China, especially among young families who find a sedan too impractical and an SUV too big. A sharp-lines machine such as the Jade is likely to find buyers, especially since the anti-Japanese sentiments are slowly going away.
Dash as in Honda Stream.