Honda Officially Confirms Urban EV For Production In 2019

The Honda Urban EV concept was one of the biggest surprises of the last Frankfurt Motor Show and now it’s been officially confirmed that we’re getting a production version in 2019.

Honda has been developing a dedicated platform for electric vehicles, upon which the production Urban EV will be based. Production will start in 2019, with Europe being the first region to receive the new Honda EV, followed by Japan in 2020.

The good news is that Honda is going to keep the concept’s design as untouched as possible, meaning that the final product will gain just the basic series-production stuff like mirrors, thicker pillars for safety, smaller wheels but hopefully the retro spirit of this electric car will leave on. Also the suicide doors’ chances for production are sadly slim.

We’re not so sure if the interior of the production car will remain close to the concept’s but we wish it will because the cabin of the Urban EV concept looks like the most inviting place to sit in, featuring a bench seat and a huge screen that runs across the dashboard.

Honda has been really secretive about the electric powertrain as well and avoided to reveal any predictions about the driving range, the size of the battery or how much power its electric motor will make.

Let’s just hope that the charm of the Urban EV concept will arrive unscathed on the streets in 2019.


  • Leo76

    Thank you Honda

  • Bash

    Really hard not to see the Golf like shape.

    • Rocc E. Normyss

      Maybe… or even a 70s era Civic.

      • Bash

        I see it to, but in my mind, Golf jumps up first.

        • Six Thousand Times

          I don’t see the Golf as much. The Civic was rounder like this and the window profile is a near duplicate.

          • JimmyK

            Bash-Rocc-Six,you are all right because this car is a retro mix,and is a very good one!

  • Christian
    • Bash

      Oh no!! its you again!! :D:D
      btw, its ugly, chill

      • Six Thousand Times

        And it’s not all new.

    • Toronado_II

      Ha Ha !

    • Mill0048

      We’ve created a monster… Let’s not make this a thing.

    • Status

      Citroen still hasn’t figured out how to make the rear windows roll down.

    • renesis 16x

      GOOD NEWS!!! It’s the D̶a̶c̶i̶a̶ ̶S̶a̶n̶d̶e̶r̶o̶ Citroen C4 Cactus!

    • LWOAP

      Who gives a……Ah, screw it. There’s already an article on it.

      • Christian

        not when I posted the comment, Sherlock…I’M ALWAYS FIRST…

  • Leconte Dave

    Build the Sport Ev instead

    • rodriguez256

      Build both

  • Toronado_II

    We just have to wait to see what will remain of this concept once in production…

  • Steve Cohn

    Being a two-door it looks a somewhat smaller than VW’s upcoming EV hatchback concept. It will be a real battle between those two in a couple of years.

  • Six Thousand Times

    VW says… “What? How soon?”


  • fabri99

    Just make it look this awesome.

  • Knotmyrealname

    I’ll bet my lefty that it will look NOTHING like the show car and we’ll all be saying how they made a hash of it.

  • Janek Pawlus

    More sporty seats and we have urban EV-hatch.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I understand its a concept and a lot of the features show-cased won’t make it to production, but I really hope they get it into production as close to the concept.

  • SteersUright

    This will all boil down to whether or not it has a truly exciting powertrain and performance. The looks are killer and I’d especially love to see front end and wheels arrive to production with no changes.

  • Zed68

    Don’t change a thing, just build them