Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan Coming to New York Auto Show
In addition to giving the new Civic hatchback prototype its North American debut, Honda will also use this week’s New York Auto Show as a platform for showcasing the US-spec version of its new Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.
The five-passenger, hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle will be on display at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, which is open to the public March 25th through April 3rd. The model is currently being produced in Japan, and will begin retail leasing in select California markets before the end of 2016. The Clarity will be priced at $60,000, and carry a $500 per month lease.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer this first look at the US version of the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in advance of its market arrival later this year,” said Honda executive John Mendel. “The Clarity Fuel Cell is the first in an expanding portfolio of advanced electrified vehicles from Honda that will create a new pillar in our product lineup.”
In addition to the Clarity, Honda is building up its green car lineup with the 2017 Accord Hybrid slated to launch this spring, a new plug-in hybrid model based on the Clarity’s platform scheduled for 2018, and a new battery electric vehicle being developed for 2018, as well.
Honda says the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan will boast a driving range that exceeds 300 miles, while taking only three or five minutes to refuel. The vehicle will also feature Honda’s updated convenience and safety technology features, including Honda Sensing and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.