With the Honda AC-X concept revealed, the world of eco-friendly cars have found a new and better member to lead them to the factories. The superior design and highly efficient aerodynamic structure along with enhanced mileage will surely make this baby the top most sold out car of this decade.
Honda has given its Insight Hybrid the four-door coupe treatment and has come away with the rather stylish and somewhat sporty Advanced Cruiser-X concept or AC-X for short.
The concept, which made its debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, packs the latest version of Honda’s plug-in hybrid drive train as well as a few nifty features that may come our way in the near future.
While the AC-X is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors, it also comes with ambitious future-thinking technology. Most notable among this technology would be its autonomous control, dubbed “Automatic Drive Mode Support”, which essentially tucks away the control yoke (many of Honda’s new concepts feature a yoke design instead of a traditional wheel) into the console dash, reclines the front seat and brings forth an ottoman for the driver’s legs to rest upon while auto navigating to its final destination.
Perhaps less ambitious are the numbers the AC-X produces. The plug-in hybrid electric is able to achieve an ‘EV-only’ cruising range of 50 kilometers (i.e. about 31 miles) and a maximum electric-only top speed of 100 kph which is roughly 62 mph. In short, for commercial use, AC-X is better than any other electric car in the markets today.