Honda to debut new flexible platform in 2020
Honda cars has announced its new modular architecture will debut in 2020.
Simply called ‘Honda Architecture’, the platform will be scalable enough to reduce the development time by 30 per cent as well as underpinning more vehicles. It will also be accommodating towards electrification.
At the moment, around 60 per cent of Honda’s volume comes from five models: Jazz/Fit, Civic, Accord, CR-V and HR-V.
The first model based on the Honda Architecture will debut next year, which likely means it won’t be the next-generation Jazz/Fit, as that is due to be revealed at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
In order to increase profitability, Honda wants to increase its global factory utilisation outside of China from 90 per cent to 100 per cent by 2022.