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Honda is set to reveal an all-new fuel-cell powered saloon, a first of its kind.

The FCV will be the first production car to house the entire fuel-cell powertrain within the confines of the area usually reserved for the engine and transmission.

The FCV will be revealed at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show alongside a new NSX hybrid supercar and a host of racing machines.

The FCV’s power layout is such that it allows a full cabin that can seat five adults. Its powerful hydrogen powered engine is also good for a cruising range of around 434 miles. For situations when more power is required, high-output motors can increase response.

Incredibly, the FCV can also be used as a mobile power generator, for times when power is needed. It can even power homes with the electricity it generates.

The Honda’s Civic Type R will also have its Japanese debut at the Tokyo Show, following strong European sales this summer.

The varied line-up of cars in being shown under the banner of ‘The Power of Dreams’.

Honda is also covering the largest floor area of any single manufacturer at the show, with a variety of interesting concepts being displayed.

Phillip Crossman, managing director at Honda UK, said: “The Tokyo Motor Show is the Honda brand’s home turf and we can expect to see some fantastic products on the biggest stand in the show. Honda is unique in that we manufacture everything from a 25cc leaf blower to a $4.5m business jet and it is this depth and breadth of our offering that makes us stand out.”

Jack Evans

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

December 1, 2015

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