The emphasis is on small and clean at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. But it would be difficult to downsize much more than Honda’s 3R-C concept. The automaker calls it an “urban transport” vehicle for one, but it looks something like what you might find in a manga, one of Japan’s ever-popular comic books.
The basic design suggests the folks at Honda motorcycles might have gotten involved in the development of this three-wheeler. A clear canopy serves as a sort of enveloping windshield when the 3R-C is in motion, but when the concept is parked, that glass lowers to completely seal off the vehicle.
The driver sits low within the Honda 3R-C, surrounded by the high sides of what Honda dubs the “safety shell.” It both reduces the dangers of a collision and provides additional protection from the elements.