Environmentally friendly theme for Honda's trip to the AutoExpo

New Delhi: Japanese car maker Honda will reportedly show off its Jazz platform, which could well be the prototype of Honda's first small car in India, during the upcoming AutoExpo to be held at New Delhi in January.
   
Reports indicate that Honda has identified the environment as its theme for participation, and will be displaying globally best selling hybrids, the Civic Hybrid, and the fuel-cell FCX.

Additionally, Honda is also reported to be showcasing its Formula 1 racing car. According to company sources, both the hybrids as well as the F1 cars will highlight Honda's technological leadership, as they work on advanced technological platforms.

The Honda hybrids would share the stage with its small car concept "Jazz",  and a new version of Honda's top-end sedan Accord, which was recently displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show as 'Honda Inspire', and sports a 2.4 lt petrol engine.

According to reports, Honda has announced an initial investment of Rs1,000 crore to set up a second manufacturing facility at Alwar in Rajasthan, which will mark its foray into India's high-volume small car segment.  
The plant is reported to commence production sometime around 2009, with the Jazz reported to be rolled out from there.