Video: 40 years ago, this Honda City Turbo 2 predicted the future

Jason · Jul 20, 2021 05:00 PM

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Urban mobility. This is something every major city in the world has to deal with today, along with carmakers. Traffic in urban areas is so congested that driving is a major chore.

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Honda's ingenious solution for urban mobility

You see this in Japan as well, where kei cars are popular due to their compact size and easy mobility in urban areas. 

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Xiaomi electric scooter: Today's urban mobility solution

It was with the kei car thinking and philosophy that almost 40 years ago, Honda came up with a brilliant solution for urban mobility: packaging a small foldable scooter together with a subcompact hatchback.

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With that, the first-generation Honda City and Honda Motocompo combo were born. Technically, the Honda City wasn't a kei car, but boy was it a brilliant solution for urban mobility - it displayed Honda's packaging genius early on. 

There was even a hotter version of this first-generation Honda City, the Honda City Turbo II packing 110 PS and 160 Nm in a car weighing less than 800 kg. And yes, it can be had with a Honda Motocompo scooter as well!

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Check out the video as Managing Editor of Piston.my and friend of WapCar, Keshy Dhillon reviews the Honda City Turbo II - a more pugnacious, angry and turbocharged version, and along with it the Honda Motocompo bike. Enjoy!

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