Honda recently unveiled a new small hot-hatch car known as Honda Small RS Concept. This car is set to join the growing list of RS models around the world including Brio RS, Jazz RS, and Mobilio RS. It made its maiden appearance in Jakarta during the 2018 IIMS (Indonesia International Motor Show) alongside the likes of Civic Type R, NSX GT3, special-edition Mobilio, and the refreshed BR-V.
Honda Small RS Concept Exterior
The car has a dynamic front fascia that is underlined by shiny black plastic, LED light fixtures, and two huge grille openings. Its exterior design borrows heavily from the likes of Type R hatchback and Civic Si models. A hood scoop can be clearly seen in this car. There is also refreshed side skirts, wheels, and rear wing. The RS badges have been inserted in the grille and at the back of the car to give it a more sportish look. This model offers a unique combination of bright-orange exterior color, black wheels, and four doors in a hatch-back context.
Although much details have not been revealed about its interior, you should expect this car to adorn a more premium cabin. Some of the standard features will include a large touchscreen, user-friendly controls, and nicely designed infotainment system. Features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be standardized in this release. The interior space will be slightly bigger and would have multiple charging ports.
Honda Small RS Engine
The drivetrain details also remain scanty but just like the updated Brio model, we expect this car to use a 1.2-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. This engine should be able to produce a horsepower of 100 hp and a torque of 80 lb-ft. The transmission gear is likely to be a five-speed manual system or a CVT transmission. A range of safety features will also be included to enhance its safety on the road.
Price and release date
This car is expected to reach the market within the first half of 2019. The price of the car is expected to be in the region of $12-18,000.
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Honda Small RS Concept photos