Honda Develops New ASM Hybrid Minivan

December 01, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Honda Motor Corp. (Japan) introduced its new ASM hybrid, minivan, the latest advance on its Intergrated Motor Assist (IMA) system technology. The futuristic, oval-shaped ASM, designed in the image of an ocean cruiser with a low floor, accommodates eight passengers.

The double-wishbone suspension delivers driving performance and occupant comfort, with innovative packaging and design and efficient powertrain and Collision Mitigation Brake System safety technology. The powertrain combines a V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management, for enhanced fuel efficiency in highway cruising, and a motor assist system to supplement the engine's performance as required.