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Ebisawa, Nobuki
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Nobuki Ebisawa was born in 1958. He joined the Honda company in 1977. He worked for that company in the early 80's.

Some vehicles that Nobuki Ebisawa designed are the 1984 Honda Civic, the 1998 Accord, the 1990 Acura Legend, and the 1996 Acura RL.

Nobuki Ebisawa's training years occurred in college when he worked on Yamaha Motorbikes.

Key points to the new look of his designs (as seen in the Insight, Fit and CR-Z):
• Pushed-forward cabin
• Raised rear deck
• Long, curving roofline

His new design language debuted in 2007 with the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle and formed the basis for such models as the redesigned Fit small car and the Insight and CR-Z hybrids. The new look aimed for a futuristic, fuel-efficient aura in tune with Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum" mantra. Cabins are pushed forward and enlarged. The long roof and raised deck improve aerodynamics (Form follows function).

Notable designs

  • Interior design project leader for the 1983 Honda Civic, 1994 and 1997 Odyssey, 1997 Accord, 1990 Acura Legend and 1996 Acura RL
  • 1984 Honda Civic
  • 1998 Accord
  • 1990 Acura Legend
  • 1996 Acura RL



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