Guangqi Honda Automobile Co, Honda’s automobile production and sales joint venture in China, today began sales of the CRIDER, Honda’s first model developed in China for Chinese market.
Dimensions are estimated at: length: 4,650 mm; width: 1,750 mm; height: 1,505 mm; wheelbase: 2,650 mm. The engine will be a 1.8L i-VTEC with a good fuel economy: 6.7L/100km for 5-speed automatic transmission type, 6.5L/100km for 5-speed manual transmission type.
A new middle-class sedan, the CRIDER was developed primarily by Honda’s Chinese associates exclusively for customers in China, with a focus on those who were born in 1980s, known for the energetic pursuit of their dreams.
The CRIDER features a dynamic exterior design inspired by an image of a dragon, outstanding driving performance that realizes both power and fuel efficiency, spacious and comfortable cabin space, plentiful equipment such as a display audio system (this audio system is able to display information for comfortable driving, including a navigation map obtained in coordination with a smartphone – as standard equipment on the mid-to-high grade vehicles), and excellent safety and environmental performance.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices start from 114,800 R.M.B. (approximately 1.84 million yen), making the vehicle more affordable to customers in China.