New Honda Sports EV Concept Heading To Tokyo Show For Premiere

Honda’s appetite for new concept cars has grown, and after presenting the Urban EV in Frankfurt last month, they’re now going to introduce the Sports EV during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

Details about the new study are rather scarce at this point, but the manufacturer says that it’s a compact sports car that delivers “a feeling of joy and emotional unity to the drive”, by combining an EV powertrain and artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Accompanying the short announcement is a teaser image, which partially reveals its shape. It has a clean profile, muscular fenders, sloping roofline, and square-shaped LED taillights.

The official sketch provides a glimpse into the cabin as well, which appears to be dominated by a generously sized display, similar to the one fitted to the Urban EV Concept, with which it shares its platform as well.

Joining the new Honda Sports EV Concept at Japan’s automotive event, which opens its gates for the media on October 25 and for the public two days later, is the Urban EV Concept, alongside the NeuV Concept that debuted at CES in Las Vegas back in January, plus the JDM-spec CR-V.



  • Craig

    Reminds me of a ’69 Mustang Fastback.

    • Bash

      Beat me to it.

    • Bash

      Or they can add two more square LED and to us will be like a retro/ modern of that 69 mustang,, but this is Honda here.

  • Puddingpopper

    M’er f’er yeaaaaaa, so geeked. Take note every other car company… except mazda and volvo, you’re cool

    • N1

      Best comment, you and I should be fiends. Are you a designer by any chance?

      • Puddingpopper

        Yay! New friends! I dabble ha ha. You too?

        • N1

          Yes me too 🙂

  • Infinite1

    Can’t wait

  • Endera A

    i think it is a Only Japan Car, because it will be a Kei Car

    • Eythan Aldrich

      nope……they already had an s660 so this one’s global

    • Eythan Aldrich

      Also the right phrase for that is “Japan-only car” NOT “Only Japan car” that’s a useless and confusing phrase

  • Blade t

    Might be interesting….

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  • SteersUright

    What the hell happened to the mini-NSX? Remember those amazing patent drawings? Where is our S2000 replacement already Honda?? The NSX is awesome if you’re a multi-millionaire. But those of us buying your Civics and Accords would like a sports car too!! Thanks.
    Oh, and for the record, LOVE this new “CRX” looking EV thing! Build it!

  • Randy Terpstra

    Though I’m not sold on the full on EV thing, I do like the design direction Honda is taking with these concepts. Not that I’d buy one, but these cute appliances, should do well amongst trendy urbanites.


    Clean and simple lines Honda designers are presenting with the Urban EV and this Sports EV are soothing my nerves. Cars don’t have to look like Transformers.

  • Marty

    The Urban EV has the proportions of a Playmobil car, but I like the design language. Now let us see it on a production car!

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