The Honda Urban EV Concept is turning in to a production car, debuting at the Geneva Motor Show in March and delivering Honda’s first electric car for Europe.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, Honda surprised us all with an urban electric car concept which was immediately appealing and felt very much on the Zeitgeist – the Honda Urban EV Concept.
With its compact dimensions and cute and retro design, it looked exactly the sort of electric car which should be running round our towns and cities. So it was no surprise Honda subsequently confirmed the Urban EV will go in to production.
Declaring the production version of the Urban EV will be as close as possible to the Concept, Honda are now planning to not just open the order books this year, but will be revealing the production version of the Urban EV at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
You can expect some of the concept’s showy bits to disappear for production, with five doors and five seats on offer and a more conventional interior, but retaining as much of the concept’s looks as possible.
What is still not clear is what will be on offer in the way of power and battery, although it’s not expected to be up with cars like the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro electric models, but will probably be around 40kWh battery for a range in the 150-170 miles, and prices in the high £20k region.
As Geneva approaches, we will learn more.