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Old 02-23-2006, 09:24 AM   #1
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NEW Honda ZEST (minicar for Japan)



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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the introduction of the new ZEST minicar, created to enhance the active lifestyles of today’s consumers and provide comfort and utility for the entire family. The ZEST delivers superior power and performance, while its efficient low-floor design and generous storage area with a convenient access bay help give it class leading spacious cabin. The new ZEST will be available for sale through Honda’s automobile dealer network in Japan starting March 1. Further, a ZEST equipped with a tilt-up sliding front passenger seat and wheelchair-accessible models will be available starting March 17.

The ZEST was developed as a minicar that can satisfy both individual and family users in a variety of occasions including daily shopping and weekend leisure activities. The key to the design of the ZEST is Honda’s unique low-floor platform technology, which results in a high-capacity storage area with a maximum of 739 liters of space accessed via one of the lowest tailgates in its class1. In addition, ZEST achieves a spacious cabin with a height equivalent to StepWGN. The ZEST features Honda’s i-DSI engine or i-DSI turbocharged engine, combined with a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission to deliver strong and smooth performance in accelerating from low and medium speeds to higher speed ranges.

The ZEST also offers a full range of advanced safety features. In addition to being the first minicar1 to be equipped with a front and rear side curtain airbag system, the ZEST also features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body for significantly enhanced self-protection and damage mitigation in vehicle-to-vehicle collisions. Regarding environmental performance, all FWD models have earned Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport certification as Low-Emissions Vehicles, with emission levels 75% lower than those required by 2005 standards, while some models meet or exceed Japanese government fuel economy standards for 2010 by 5%.

The ZEST also comes fully equipped with a range of advanced features for enhanced passenger comfort and peace of mind, including Honda’s HDD InterNavi system; newly-developed high-performance deodorizing air cleaning filters treated with anti-allergenic materials to control pollen and other allergens; and a security alarm and immobilizer for effective anti-theft protection


The name ZEST denotes something spicy, stimulating, appealing, passionate, fun and full of flavor. This vehicle was named ZEST to represent the hope that owners will use it to enjoy stimulating fun and to enrich and broaden their lives.


Key Features of the Honda ZEST
Styling
Dynamic volume styling emphasizes the ZEST’s drivability and spaciousness


The ZEST’s trapezoidal form imparts a sense of volume and stability in a dynamic exterior form that is imbued with an intrepid, vigorous appearance.

The ZEST Sport is equipped with specialty exterior parts that further enhance the vehicle’s low and wide look.


Packaging
Low-floor packaging enhanced by advanced drivability, spaciousness, and ease of use


The ZEST’s low-floor platform and short nose create a spacious interior.

While keeping the vehicle’s total height to just 1,635mm (FWD model), the cabin boasts a comfortable 1,340mm of vertical space, putting it on a par with Honda’s StepWGN. A long cockpit and storage area, together with a class leading 1,315mm-wide cabin, provides a relaxing, spacious cabin interior.

The ZEST features a low-floor design with generous storage and convenient access bay. The tailgate opening is just 530mm off the ground, one of the lowest in its class.

The front and rear doors are designed to allow for smooth entry and exit. The doors open in three stages at different angles for greater convenience, opening wide enough to facilitate easy installation and removal of a child safety seat.

Interior
Interior designed for all-round comfort, with consideration for specific comfort needs front and rear


The interior design combines a liberated feel for the front seating area with a secure feel for the rear area and ease of use in the storage area. Different colors and materials are employed to emphasize the separate personalities of the front and rear seating areas. The ZEST Sport features a black color scheme front and rear to emphasize the vehicle’s sporty image.

The instrument panel is permanently lit for improved visibility.

The front bench seat provides relaxed seating with outstanding hold and comfort.

Driving Performance
High-quality driving performance combines driving pleasure with stability and comfort


i-DSI and i-DSI turbocharged engines combine lively performance with low fuel consumption and outstandingly clean emissions.

An electronically controlled, 4-speed automatic transmission contributes to smooth driving performance and higher fuel economy.

The suspension delivers an outstandingly comfortable, highly stable ride. The Sport W model features a sporty, custom suspension.

A lightweight, high-rigidity body ensures superior collision safety and handling stability .


Safety
Advanced safety performance achieves a solid sense of security in a small car


For the first time in a minicar,10 ZEST models equipped with the Front Seat i-side Airbag System also feature a Side Curtain Airbag System11 for both the front and rear seats.

The body is designed to enhance self-protection for vehicle occupants while at the same time improving compatibility with other vehicles to mitigate damage.

The pedestrian injury reduction body is designed to help reduce injury in the event of a collision involving a pedestrian.

The head shock protection interior is designed to protect vehicle occupants form shocks to the head in the event of a collision.

All models are equipped with front seats designed to reduce the impact of a rear collision on a passenger’s neck area.
All models are equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and brake assist.

Environmental Performance
Advanced clean technologies achieve outstanding environmental performance

All FWD vehicles have been certified by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport as having achieved a 75% reduction with respect to emissions regulations for 2005, while four-wheel-drive models have been certified as achieving a 50% reduction.

The FWD models of N, G, W, Sport G,13 and Sport W (except turbo) have been brought into compliance with 2010 emission standards. In addition, the FWD models of N, G, and Sport G (except turbo)14 offer even greater fuel efficiency that exceeds 2010 standards by more than 5%.

Interior VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) has been reduced in all models to below the standards for interior densities set by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.














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Old 02-23-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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The stole the SCION!!!
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:01 PM   #4
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:07 PM   #5
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ghey car

but i can here every teen saying mad tyte yo but wheres the Hype R
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Weird...but I'm sure it'll do great in Japan.
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Old 02-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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ghey car

but i can here every teen saying mad tyte yo but wheres the Hype R
You seem be mocking teenagers for using wigger/jigger slang in a sentence RIGHT AFTER you used the word "ghey"

OMFG MY HEAD'S GONNA EXPLODE
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:07 PM   #8
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Looks perfect for tall, lanky folks. Lots of legroom with minimal shoulder space.

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The width of the cabin reminds me of the first gen Civic. Those small wheels can't possibly survive American-sized winter potholes.
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Me likey....kinda looks like a scion and an element had an illegitimate child and it turned out to be a runt.
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