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Trevor Collett | Apr, 21 2014 | 0 Comments

Honda has unveiled two concepts at the Beijing Auto Show, possibly previewing new Accord Euro and Insight replacement models.

The first is the Spirior Concept, which quite simply previews the new Honda Spirior for the Chinese market; a model that is otherwise known as the Accord Euro in Australia.

The Spirior Concept was teased in a sketch last week, and follows on from the release of the Acura TLX sedan at the New York Auto Show, which is the US version of the Accord Euro.

With two overseas Accord Euro siblings released in the space of a week, the chances of the ageing Accord Euro being replaced in the Australian market with a new model are looking strong.

The Spirior Concept is powered by a 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine matched with an eight-speed DCT automatic transmission, with the same combination available in both the production Spirior and the Acura TLX. A 2.0 litre engine will be standard in the Spirior.

Both the Spirior and the TLX are due to arrive in showrooms later this year. Watch this space thereafter to see if a new Honda Accord Euro follows.


Concept B

A five-door lift-back known as the ‘Concept B’ has also been unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show.

While Honda isn’t saying so, the Concept B may become an indirect replacement for the Honda Insight hybrid, which saw production come to an end earlier this year.

Honda has already confirmed the Concept B will inspire a production version, with the new model to be released in 2016 and built exclusively for the Chinese market.

Power for the Concept B is believed to come from an unidentified hybrid system, with both hybrid and conventional petrol power plants expected to be available for the road-going version.

Stay tuned to TMR for more news from the Beijing Auto Show.

 
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