Honda Motor Co., Ltd. conducted a press conference in the Detroit Motor Show on January 13, 2015.
John Mendel, the Executive Vice President of American Honda appeared on stage. Mendel talked about the FCV Concept, Honda’s F1 participation, IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti, the success at the MotoGP and the like in succession. He also enumerated Honda’s recent range of activities in a thorough manner. He also introduced theHonda jet engine.
Afterwards, he mentioned the launch of the VTEC turbo engine car into the North American market within 2015. In addition, full model changes of the two vehicles: the Pilot, a middle sized SUV and the Honda Ridgeline light truck were also mentioned. Moreover, the introduction of a new plug-in hybrid in 2018 was also reported.
And finally, the next generation personal mobility known as the UNI-CUB was also introduced. The conference concluded with screening of the promotional video of the rock band OK GO using this latest product.
(Translated by Michael Sabaldan)