We reported in detail when Japanese auto giant Honda unveiled the new 2014 Honda Jade at the Auto Shanghai 2013, which was held in late April. The Jade is a chic MPV that is based on the Honda Concept S which was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show last year. There have been several rumours stating that the Jade, which is a ‘China-only’ model, will go on sale in last quarter of this year. Now, we seem to have a confirmed word that says that the car will get into production in September. This means that the car might very well be launched before the end of this year.
Honda says that the Concept S, which has spawned the Jade, is a global concept model which was designed with keeping the Chinese market in mind. There are very less chances of the Jade making it to any car market outside that of China.
The Jade draws plenty of design cues from the Concept S and we can’t help but give full points to the boffins at Honda for keeping the styling of the Jade quite true to that of the concept model. The front fascia of the new Jade comes with a smaller grill and gets chrome insert under it. While the shape of the headlamps and other design details of the front end aren’t really similar to those of the Concept S, the rear end definitely gets a lot of inspiration from the concept model.
The 2014 Honda Jade will be manufactured by the Guangzhou-Honda JV.