Honda FCV production fuel cell sedan set for Tokyo

By Bob Nagy on September 30, 2015 11:57 AM

Honda has confirmed that a new, production-ready version of its upcoming fuel cell vehicle will bow at the Tokyo Auto Show. This sleek hydrogen-powered sedan is still provisionally called the FCV and will go on sale here in 2016. However, a quick perusal of the teaser image offers some insight into differences between it and the updated FCV Concept presented last January in Detroit. 

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As expected, the production version has more conventional styling cues. The most evident are in its revamped front end, greenhouse and body-side contours although a closer look also indicates the addition of traditional door handles and more accommodating rear wheel openings. What hasn't changed is Honda's claim this 5-passenger ultra-green cruiser will have a range in excess of 435 miles -- roughly 120 miles more than the recently introduced 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle.