Honda has announced its lineup for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and it appears the house that Soichiro built will be swinging in strong on its home turf, with a bevy of sports cars, visions of future mobility and its first production hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle.

Essentially the showroom version of the concept shown in Los Angeles last year, the FCV (a proper name will be revealed at the show) looks significantly toned down from the show car, both inside and out. The essence of the Toyota Mirai rival hasn’t changed however – notably, the entire hydrogen powertrain, including the fuel cell stack, fits under the bonnet, freeing space for a full five-seat interior, one more than the Mirai.


While no concrete technical specifications have been released just yet, the FCV Concept featured a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen tank, which can be refilled in about three minutes, or around the same as a regular fuel fill-up. Claimed range on a tankful of hydrogen is in excess of 700 km, and Honda promises an “exhilarating drive” thanks to high-output motors.

Additionally, the production FCV will also be available with an external power feeding inverter when it goes on sale in Japan sometime in the first quarter of 2016, effectively turning it into a tiny mobile power plant. This will make the car handy for certain occasions, and could be essential in the event of a disaster, a distinct boon in the wake of 2011’s catastrophic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Tokyo will also see the debut of the Odyssey Hybrid, the MPV utilising a Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (iMMD) powertrain – likely the same 141 hp/165 Nm 2.0 litre i-VTEC petrol engine, twin electric motors and 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery used in the Accord Hybrid, delivering a total system output of 196 hp and 307 Nm.

Also making their Japanese premieres are the NSX and the Civic Type R, as well as the Project 2&4 bike/car fusion concept that was seen at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Speaking of show cars, Honda will also bring two urban mobility concepts – the pod-like Wander Stand and the Wander Walker four-wheeled scooter.