Honda teases the Sports EV Concept ahead of 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on October 2, 2017

With the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show coming up, we expect automakers from all over the world to be ready to present the coolest, most technologically advanced and weirdest models they have conceptualized and designed.

The Tokyo Motor Show is looking more and more interesting with the number of concepts lined up to be revealed. And one of the most recent ones that has been added to the list would be the Honda Sports EV Concept. As its name suggests, it will be an electric sports car designed with square taillights. This hints that the compact coupe might be related to the Urban EV concept, which they revealed at Frankfurt earlier this month.

So far, Honda has not given full details regarding the Sports EV concept, apart from it being a zero-emissions car and that it will have a friendly face. That actually gives us another reason to believe that the two concepts are somewhat connected. As you can see in the sketch, the Sports EV Concept has a retro and futuristic vibe that is quite attractive, thanks to its sleek roofline and bulging fenders.

Like the Urban EV concept, the rear and side windows give an impression that the Sports EV will have an extremely wide display on its dashboard. In fact, Honda already has a production model of the Urban EV for 2019. Well, hopefully, there will be a production version of the Sports EV by then too, which isn’t impossible.

Apart from its striking silhouette and its friendly face, the company also promises to deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity to the drive. To be honest, the teaser concept image doesn’t give a ton of details as well, except for the more digital lights at the rear and smooth lines like the latest smartphones.

Like the Urban EV concept, the Sports EV is a retro-smart all-electric hatch that has a lounge-like interior, giant screens and rear-hinged doors. We can’t wait to see the production version of the Sports EV.

Honda will debut the Sports EV this October 25 at the Tokyo Motor Show, along with the Urban EV concept that had been mentioned earlier, as well as the CR-V JDM version. Other models that we can expect to see later this month would be the NeuV concept that was introduced to us in January at the CES in Las Vegas.

Aside from all these concepts, a number of motorcycles will be sharing the spotlight at Tokyo too, as the Super Cub motorcycle will be celebrating 60 years and 100 million units. And of course, to celebrate their successful journey, Honda will unveil the Super Cub 125C and a special edition Super Cub 110 to celebrate its anniversary.

Press Release

All-new Honda Sports EV Concept unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

World premiere of Sports EV Concept spearheads Tokyo exhibits
Japanese debuts for Honda Urban EV Concept, Honda NeuV and all-new CR-V
Special anniversary model celebrates 60 years and 100m production of legendary Honda Super Cub
Honda will unveil an all-new electric sports car – the Sports EV Concept – at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show on 25 October, as part of a broad range of advanced two- and four-wheeled production and concept vehicles.

Other highlights being showcased by Honda are the Urban EV Concept – revealed to an overwhelmingly positive response at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – and a range of Super Cub motorcycle models celebrating its 60 years anniversary and 100 million units production after the original introduction. Show visitors will also be able to see the Honda NeuV personal mobility concept and the all-new CR-V, both of which will make their Japanese debuts.

Sports EV Concept

Catching the eye with a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces, all designed to ensure the car blends into any lifestyle, the Sports EV Concept will have its world premiere in Tokyo. The development team designed the sporty electric car to deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity to the drive, achieved by efficiently combining the EV powerunit and AI technology in a compact bodyshape.

Urban EV Concept

Following a rapturous reception to its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the Urban EV Concept will make its first appearance in Japan. Based on a newly-developed electric vehicle platform, its simple design and compact proportions are ideal for modern city driving. A communicative front grille displays battery charge status, driving advice and greetings in multiple languages, while the wrap-around interior display conveys a friendliness with the driver designed to inspire an emotive attachment. The production version will arrive in Europe in 2019.

Super Cub celebration

To celebrate the forthcoming milestones of 60 years of production and the 100 millionth unit manufactured since its introduction, Honda show stand will feature a comprehensive display of the Super Cub’s history, the current model line-up and will provide a glimpse of its future. This will include the unveil of the 100 million production anniversary model of Super Cub 110 and a new Super Cub 125C.

All-new CR-V

Retaining an evolution of the distinctive design of one of the world’s most successful SUV nameplates, the all-new fifth generation CR-V will also make its Japanese debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. The new model includes the implementation in an SUV of Honda’s two motor hybrid technology – i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive).

NeuV

The NeuV was first revealed in January at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, showcasing an electric mobility concept for the commuter. Equipped with the brand’s artificial intelligence engine – Honda Automated Network Assistant– its autonomous driving capability incorporates driver monitoring to determine driver stress from facial expressions and tone of voice, in order to support safer driving. NeuV learns about the driver’s lifestyle and preferences over time, so that it can suggest new routes and activities, realising a natural relationship between driver and machine.

Source: Honda

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