SEMA will be an interesting show with the presence of many cool cars. Previously, we have talked about Ford builds from the normal-looking to the wild ones, but Honda also has a handful of models ready to enliven the show.
The first model is the CR-V Dream created by Jsport Performance Accessories. Built to attract “overlander” enthusiasts, the SUV comes with a front skid plate, a rear tire carrier, and a 1.5-inch lift kit.
The car rides on 17-inch KMC wheels that are shod with Nitto Ridge Grappler all-terrain tires. It also has a clamshell-style rooftop tent, a customized cargo area with a cabinet and a slide-out refrigerator.
While the first model is designed to feel like a portable home, this CR-V Hybrid Do is made for “weekend warriors.” The modifications include many same features as the previous model like 17-inch KMC wheels, side steps, and a 1.5-inch lift kit. The difference is the Hybrid Do uses Nitto Terra Grappler tires.
The similarities between the two models don’t make them equal. In fact, the second Honda is more docile as it doesn’t have the vinyl wrap and beefy bumpers. Rather, it sports a Jsport rooftop container complete with a Cannondale off-road bicycle.
Designed by Honda R&D employees, the third car is the Rally Passport, which still wants to be a true SUV. It represents the all-new Passport in showcasing its off-road capability and performance in general.
Since the Limited 4WD class of the American Rally Association is where Rally Passport belongs, it’s equipped with Braid wheels shod wrapped in Maxxis RAZR MT tires. The car also features a hand-operated hydraulic brake, Carbotech brake pads, and a roll cage.
The Ridgeline HFP Concept is a mid-sized truck built to showcase the real potential of the Ridgeline, which itself is designed to be a comfortable vehicle. Petrolheads don’t pay attention to it due to the fact that it’s less popular than competitors like the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, and Chevy Colorado.
Built to be a strong lifestyle car, the HFP Concept comes with a widened track, custom 18-inch wheels with a bronze finish, and a lift kit. It also has a range of Honda Genuine Accessories and mountain bicycles with matching colors which are mounted in the bed featuring an Xsporter rack. Other features are a roof rack and a Kukenam 3 tent from Thule.
All of the models that we mentioned earlier are only part of Honda’s entire display as there are still a range of other cars scheduled to attend SEMA including a custom 1968 S800 Coupe and a 1961 Chevy truck which has a special place in the history of the Japanese automaker when it first started business in America.