Honda Today

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Honda Today by Kuha455405, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Honda Today was a car produced by Honda beginning in 1985. It was classified a kei car. It was eventually replaced by the Honda Life.

The first generation of this car made its debut in 1985. It was introduced as a three-door hatchback. When first designed, the Honda Today was only intended to being marketed to the Japanese domestic market. The car was originally available as either a three-speed automatic vehicle or a four-speed manual vehicle. The three-cylinder engine of this vehicle was eventually outdated and was replaced by a three-cylinder four valve engine. Two engines were available with the Honda Today. Both engines offered drivers a five-speed manual or a three-speed gearbox. An all wheel drive was also made available to car consumers with the Q trim level.

In 1993, Honda announced that they had plans to redesign the Honda Today. The newly designed car did not have a hatchback. Rather, it had a trunk lid like the 1991 Honda Civic. The interior of the car was unique because each side was not symmetrical. The driver's seat had lightly more room than the passenger seat. The main reason for the car having these features was due to research that the company had conducted. In their research, they made the conclusion that the target audience for the Honda Today was young single women. These young single women mostly drove alone without a passenger in the front seat. This lead the company to believe that there was little to no need for extra cargo space.

The Honda Today was featured as a police mini patrol car that could be personalized based on a driver's preferences. This car is featured in Gran Turismo 4.

In 1997, Honda decided to reintroduce the Honda Life name. Regulations for the kei car were changed in 1998, which caused a need for a redesign.


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