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Honda City Turbo II: The 80s hatchback with a motorbike in the boot | Top Gear RETROspective

Honda City Turbo II: The 80s hatchback with a motorbike in the boot | Top Gear RETROspective



The Honda City Turbo II was ahead of its time. Not just because it was a wonderful little Japanese hatchback, but also because it came with the mighty Motocompo in the boot. The idea was genius: you would drive to the edge of town, then ride the last mile to the office on the scooter. It was the ultimate urban mobility solution, 40 years before anyone really started talking about urban mobility solutions. But is Honda about to bring this idea back to the future? Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix finds out as part of our new mini-series…

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Comments

  • Aakash
    April 13, 2021

    Dude is trying too hard to be Hammond

  • J G
    April 13, 2021

    MCM did this ages ago, and better

  • gnrsgl
    April 13, 2021

    Refrigerated glove box!

  • ParryHotter
    April 13, 2021

    Would have loved to see them race, the e is literally double the weight of the turbo 2

  • Sheikh Farhan
    April 13, 2021

    Now, this is the quality content I subscribed for! Thank you Top Gear Crew

  • Jim Morrison
    April 13, 2021

    Honda should do this now!

  • Eoghan Dridl
    April 13, 2021

    "With intercooler"

  • P Body
    April 13, 2021

    We request lancia stratos old vs new.

  • Carlo Moro
    April 13, 2021

    man, you don't know how to park

  • random gaming stuff
    April 13, 2021

    I remember my first encounter of the Motocompo was from the anime You're Under Arrest.

  • Kecik Miao
    April 13, 2021

    honda city is still being produced.. mostly for south east asia market

  • shugga leaf
    April 13, 2021

    Oh c'mon… it's more like a pug… ugly but cute!

  • lemster101
    April 13, 2021

    Top Gear is doing so well online now! I actually much prefer the online content over the TV show. From the sit down chats with Chris Harris (who never disappoints) to the videos with Jack Rix are great too. Whether it's doing a reveal on a new car or something like this. Keep it up!

  • Richard Brockbank
    April 13, 2021

    This is better than owt they broadcast on telly box

  • Purple Furious
    April 13, 2021

    This was delightful. Jack is a magnificent presenter. MORE!!

  • Michael Marcus
    April 13, 2021

    This was epic.

  • Alex Kang
    April 13, 2021

    3:57 you can literally see the fuel go down on the gauge while he floors it lol

  • Kartik Shetty
    April 13, 2021

    3:57 see so less fuel capacity

  • Harri Ahonen
    April 13, 2021

    Omg.. so many decades of progress! Honda E prolly has double the top speed and like 1/3 of the acceleration times of the turbo II. Citius, Altius, Fortius! Like the average modern man.

  • doodskie999
    April 13, 2021

    My friend has a motocompo
    Woulnt sell it to me even for $5000
    I drool over this small bike

  • hamza hamza
    April 13, 2021

    The perfect vlog

  • Endry Castillo
    April 13, 2021

    The Honda city tarbo

  • Hitmaniak17
    April 13, 2021

    sweet little cars 🙂

  • StuntpilootStef
    April 13, 2021

    That car is such a box it even comes with a box bike in the boot.

  • amonrei
    April 13, 2021

    I've always thought the e looks like the 1st gen Civic but it actually looked more like the City!

  • DM 2MW
    April 13, 2021

    More of this content TG/UK.
    Great car, super genius idea from Honda.

  • chunky1x
    April 13, 2021

    This is far better than the tv's Top Gear.

  • blabla6544
    April 13, 2021

    Fuel gauge @ 4:25

  • Sharrukh Ahmed
    April 13, 2021

    Honda and it’s quality of reliability 💯

  • abhishek vanenooru
    April 13, 2021

    nice

  • Ronnie
    April 13, 2021

    Very good concept

  • David Jones
    April 13, 2021

    This is mighty car mods for top gear

  • Leão da Estrela
    April 13, 2021

    Ebike Ecar combo is actually a good idea… is almost half of earths populations lives in the city, and with all the environmental issues, can someone please remind me why we need ginormous gas-guzzling monsters on the road?

  • Rohan Banerjee
    April 13, 2021

    Long deserved jack Rix sub show, love it

  • Luis Faia
    April 13, 2021

    what? do they both have bikes at the rear of the car? …

  • WHOLE FOODS
    April 13, 2021

    4:28 I think the fuel hits empty in 10 secs.

  • KIMLAY BEAT
    April 13, 2021

    1980s, Honda City Turbo
    1990s, Honda Civic Type R Hatchback
    2000s, Honda Accord Type R
    2010, Honda Civic Type R
    2020, Honda NSX
    Honda is the best design ever made in car history

  • Muhammad Munawar
    April 13, 2021

    Honda citys are still being made.There is no city in other countries but there are new citys in Pakistan in a sedan version with a 1.5 litre engine

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