Honda to showcase Sports EV concept at Tokyo show

5th Oct 2017 8:00 am

The electric sportscar is expected to borrow styling cues from the Honda Urban EV supermini that was unveiled last month.

Honda will unveil a new electric sports car at the Tokyo motor show, hot on the heels of its electric Urban EV supermini revealed at Frankfurt motor show last month. 

While the Urban EV has been confirmed for production in 2019, there is no word on when the Sports EV will arrive.

Honda said the sportscar concept has “a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces”. 

The image released, which teases the car ahead of its full reveal, shows square tail-lights on the compact coupé, suggesting it will have styling similarities to the Urban EV. The image also shows a swooping roofline and bulging fenders.

Honda added that the car has been designed to “deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity”, achieved by combining an electric powertrain and artificial intelligence technology in a compact body shape.

While the NSX exists as the brand’s halo sportscar, Honda has not had a compact sportscar since the S2000 was discontinued in 2009.

At the Tokyo motor show, Honda will also showcase its Urban EV Concept, the NeuV – an electric mobility concept first seen at CES in January – and the new CR-V.

 

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