Detroit 2015: Honda FCV Concept Ready For North American Debut

Cameron Aubernon
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detroit 2015 honda fcv concept ready for north american debut

With the FCX Clarity now out of the picture, Honda is looking forward to the FCV’s replacement, a preview of which is set to bow at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

The Honda FCV Concept will be making its North American debut under the lights of Cobo Hall in January, having made its world debut last month in Japan. The concept is meant to show the evolution of the automaker’s plans for a new FCV, first seen with the FCEV Concept that bowed during the 2013 LA Auto Show.

As for when the production version of Honda’s next hydrogen vehicle will enter showrooms, the FCV will arrive in Japan March 2016, then land in the United States later on.

Once across the Pacific, the FCV will have quite a few locations to refuel, thanks to a $13.8 million investment deal between Honda and FirstElement Fuel to build more hydrogen refueling stations in California.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Nickoo Nickoo on Dec 18, 2014

    I really like this car design. Its screams car of the future. Much better than the Toyota!

    • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Dec 18, 2014

      Me too, I think it looks pretty cool. Can't see the merits of hydrogen at this point though.

  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Dec 18, 2014

    I like the 92-98 Buick Skylark partial wheel skirts on the back there. Then again, the back end was my favorite part of my Skylark...even if it was basically the Roadmaster sedan rear end shrunk down.

  • Wmba Wmba on Dec 18, 2014

    This looks like a penguin five minutes after it was squashed by a giant's foot. It has rebounded a bit from dead flat to being merely ruined.

  • Lon888 Lon888 on Dec 19, 2014

    It kinda looks like Mater schlepped a Citroen DS. a Star Wars Convention