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(Pocket-lint) - Honda's used the annual Beijing motor exhibition to show off a concept vehicle that isn't all that far off what it says makes sense for the market in the near future, in China at least - an all-electric SUV with two doors and a bunch of smarts built in. 

It's an intriguing look, that's for sure, with a chunky body belying the fact that it's not actually the biggest vehicle at all. Honda says that the car is a design that should foreshadow a model that will come to China first, although there's no indication of a timeline on that process.

The reveal is thin on details beyond that look at a potential design, as you might expect, but Honda did say that it would expect to ship the vehicle with the next generation of its "omnidirectional ADAS", a sensor system with cameras and radar that can offer driving assistance based on obstacle detection and more.

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Meanwhile Honda Connect, its smartphone linking and voice assistant service, would also be included and upgraded, making for a smart and connected ride. 

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Two doors on an SUV isn't necessarily entirely unprecedented, but it isn't a look that's flourished too much in Europe and America of late, so it's unsurprising that Honda's pitching this more heavily toward China. However, while the car remains a concept there's no doubt that four-door variants could be in the pipeline, which might be more predictably received by the wider market. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.
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