The only world debut to speak of will be the unveiling of the Jazz X-Road, a rugged version of the little hatchback that Americans know as the Fit.
Adopting a more off-road appearance, the X-Road model features black plastic moldings around the wheel arches and side sills, with silver-tone reinforcement under the front and rear bumpers. The treatment is not unlike what you might find on, say, a Volvo Cross Country model, but in an entirely different segment.
A 1.3-liter engine drives 103 metric horsepower through either a manual or continuously variable transmission to a special set of 16-inch wheels. This will mark the first time the Jazz X-Road will be shown at a motor show anywhere in the world.
The Japanese automaker has also confirmed that it will showcase the new CR-V at the Swiss expo, bringing hybrid power to the European market for the first time.
Honda’s most recent show cars will be on display as well, including the Urban EV concept (previously shown in Frankfurt), the Sports EV concept (from the Tokyo Motor Show), and the NeuV technology concept unveiled at CES.
The company’s racing models will also be present, headlined by the new Civic Type R TCR that will compete in the new FIA World Touring Car Cup (abbreviated, for some reason, as WTCR). The NSX GT3 will be on hand as well, along with Honda’s MotoGP, SBK, and Dakar racing bikes.