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Honda Beat coming in 2013 - report

Honda OSM Concept
Honda OSM Concept

Could be based on the CR-Z

Critics have been longing for a successor to the S2000, but Honda has different plans as a new report is indicating a Beat will be launched in 2013.

According to Auto Express, the roadster will be based on the CR-Z and feature styling influenced by the OSM concept.

Engine options remain a bit of a mystery, but sources suggest power will be provided by a 1.3- or 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol. More interestingly, there is speculation the car could offer a dual-clutch transmission which is reportedly being adapted from the company's VFR1200F motorcycle.

Regardless of the final details, the Beat is expected to be offered internationally.

Note: Honda OSM concept pictured

Source: Auto Express
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Published Jun 18th, 2011 1:10am By Michael Gauthier
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DdW DdW
If this news is true, then it would be a good move from Honda, so long the CR-Z hybrid IMA setup is not implemented into it. It would prove to be a worthy successor to the S2000, and provide car buyers a worthy choice alongside the Mazda MX5.
Jun 20th, 2011 9:03am
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EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
rdx motor swap would be pretty effin sick in this
Jun 20th, 2011 12:30am
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gazer23 gazer23
The looks are ok but it's sad that they don't give it a drivetrain that would make it a proper successor to the S2000 ! Does anyone really want a new Del Sol ?
Jun 18th, 2011 10:21pm
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HEMI426 HEMI426
Hope it will have an MR setup
Jun 18th, 2011 4:08pm
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zamzungas zamzungas
where the damn powerfull v-tecs gone? I think honda is going to bankrupt with what boring, 1.blablabla engines.
Jun 18th, 2011 2:50pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
The reason why the S2000 failed, apart from the practicality issue, was the high rrp. I don't see how this is going to be any different. Why buy a Honda when for a little more cash you could probably get into a Z4 or SLK.
Jun 18th, 2011 12:53pm
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Douglas6250 Douglas6250
Oh please bring the Beat back !!!! Really want to see a ultralight MR Honda once again !!
Jun 18th, 2011 10:50am
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benzboy benzboy
I also see the Del Sol in this car, but also see a slug. The problem with the S2000 for me was it just to small and uncomfortable. Not a daily driver as all honda should be.
Jun 18th, 2011 8:23am
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badaboom badaboom
in south east asia ..honda beat is a scooter, lol but i think it will rival the FT86,bring it on..small,cheap,nimble sport car
Jun 18th, 2011 8:21am
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EMBJATI85 EMBJATI85
will it be mr like the original
Jun 18th, 2011 4:06am
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autoficianado autoficianado
This is more "del Sol" than CRX
Jun 18th, 2011 1:28am
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