Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Exclusive: Honda's Next Generation of Hybrid and Electric Technology

SH-AWD Hybrid System from Honda

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Honda SH-AWD Hybrid

credit: Jacob Gordon

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Honda demonstrated the SH-AWD hybrid system (super handling all-wheel drive).

Meant to draw V8 performance from a six-cylinder, the SH-AWD system puts an electric assist motor on the car’s front axle, plus a dual motor system on the rear. By distributing positive and negative torque to the wheels independently, the all-wheel drive technology is intended to boost performance and give a “cornering-on-rails” experience during turns.