Honda Teases Sharply Styled EV Concept For Auto China 2020
Honda will launch an electric car concept at the 2020 Beijing International Motor Show, an event also known as Auto China 2020, on September 26.
Honda has yet to name the concept EV. So far, the company is only saying that the vehicle indicates the direction of an upcoming mass production model.
Honda will also present the CR-V PHEV at the 2020 Beijing International Motor Show. It is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle available in China.
The teaser only gives a preview of the front part. There are trapezoidal headlights with sharp edges. A thin LED strip extends across the front end to demarcate the bumper hood line.
As for its future EV projects, Honda has a partnership with General Motors to create two electric vehicles. The first of these is expected to be available in North America in 2024, so it’s unlikely to be related to the concept Honda is unveiling in China.
As part of the deal, Honda has access to GM’s new EV platform and its Ultium batteries. Honda will be responsible for the interior and exterior design, but a GM plant in North America will take care of the assembly.
Outside of North America, Honda’s latest entry into the electric vehicle market is the E. It features retro-modern styling that evokes the brand’s N series of models from the 1960s and 1970s. The powertrain Consists of a 35.5 kilowatt-hour battery and a motor driving the rear wheels producing 134 horsepower (100 kilowatts) or 152 hp (113 kW), depending on trim level. It offers a range of approximately 220 kilometers. Inside there are five screens, two of which are for the standard side mirror system.
Another Honda EV is coming to Europe in 2022. The company is yet to provide details on that, however.