Honda Sports EV Concept to Appear in Tokyo

Today, Honda teased the internet with an image of its new Sports EV, set to make its debut at the Tokyo Auto Show in October.

A partial sketch of the Sports EV shows square taillights, a long hood, and sculpted rear fenders. The company promises “a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces, all designed to ensure the car blends into any lifestyle.”

Honda said the development team designed this sporty electric car to deliver a “feeling of joy and emotional unity,” apparently achieved by combining an EV powerunit and AI technology in a compact bodyshape.

Peeking through the passenger-side window of the Sports EV sketch, one can see the corner of what may be part of an expansive display screen, perhaps similar to the unit shown in another EV concept recently shown by Honda at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

This is very exciting, as the Sports EV is the second vehicle in as many months with a retro vibe from the Japanese automaker. You’ll recall the Honda’s recent EV concept, the gloriously retro Urban EV, a compact EV whose styling recalling some fantastic Honda hatchbacks of the past and garnered an overwhelmingly positive response.

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Reading a bit into the “friendly face” choice of words, the Sports EV’s long-hood/short-deck stance shown in the teaser sketch, and the retro vibe of the Urban EV, this surprise zero-emissions car could take on some of the styling cues from the dearly-departed S2000.

No official production or pricing details were mentioned in the company’s official press release. It is logical to theorize the Sports EV may share a platform and powertrain with the Urban EV, the latter of which has been confirmed for production in 2019.

Along with this EV concept, Honda will also use the Tokyo show as an opportunity to make the Japanese debuts of the NeuV personal mobility concept and the all-new CRV, along with a range of Super Cub motorcycle models to celebrate the bike’s 60th anniversary.

 


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