Honda in 2007, introduced a new contender in the compact MPV class that concentrates on interior flexibility. 2 rows 6 seater car with 3 + 3 seating configuration shows innovative seat conversion mechanisms while simultaneously offering good cargo volume capacity.
The front row has 3 independent seats. it could be said that it is 35-30-35 seat configuration layout. the Center seat is Belt In-seat with child anchorage system which allows a child to travel in front with their parents.
Side seats slide travel is 230mm but center allows for 270mm travel .
Front centre seat offers multifunctional capabilities
The front centre seat back can also be folded down – released by pulling on a loop at the back of the seat squab – to form a very comfortable and large armrest. It can also serve as a table top and adding to its functionality is a recessed tray located in its back.
Further versatility of the centre seat comes from a split seat squab, the front half of which flips forward through 180 degrees (using another loop) to reveal storage beneath, a secure space for items such as a small handbag, wallets, compact cameras etc. On the back of the inverted seat squab is a further sub-divided recessed tray, similar to that on the seat back. And beneath the seat is yet more storage, provided by a high capacity, slide-out tray.
And versatility in the rear, too
The centre rear seat can also be slid backwards by 170 mm (three positions), thus improving shoulder room, or particularly where the front centre seat has been moved back, leg room. The sliding mechanism is operated by a lever located in the seat base. To accommodate the sliding seat, the retractable luggage cover is split into three sections corresponding to the three seats, and each section clips to its respective headrest supports.
All three rear seats can be reclined (two positions) by using the catch located on top of each seat back, the mechanism also operating the seat dive down function.