Honda Imagines A Retrolicious Sports EV Coupe For 2020

After its debut in Tokyo back in October, the Honda Sports EV Concept is now ready to draw in crowds from Europe thanks to its retro-futuristic design and low center of gravity.

The Sports EV Concept is joined in Geneva by the Urban EV Concept, following its premiere in Frankfurt last year, as well as by the NeuV, first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2017. Yet, none of the other two are meant to be sporty.

The Sports EV is a two-door, two-seat driver’s car, with a long bonnet, round LED headlights, square taillights, an illuminated badge, cameras for wing mirrors, a compact interior and ultra-thin A-pillars. The Japanese automaker described it as a “concept model which combined EV performance and AI inside a compact body”, aiming to provide the user with a “sense of unity” while inside the vehicle.

It measures 3,895mm long bringing it pretty close to the 3,950mm Mazda MX-5.

With rumors of a 2020 launch date, we can only hope that Honda manages to achieve all those things with regards to this concept, giving customers the chance to get behind the wheel of an MX-5-sized fun mobile, boasting what’s been characterized as a “highly responsive electric power unit”.

As for the AI part, the Sports EV Concept comes with Honda’s Automated Network Assistant on-board, which is where the previously-mentioned sense of unity will come from.

Overall, while this car’s exterior design is by no means breathtaking, if the automaker can make it really fun to drive at a reasonable price, we reckon there won’t be a scarcity in clientele.

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  • Rj Mansfield

    Reminds me a bit of the Kia Stinger GT4 concept from a few years back! Fun looking little car. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49bece40a6a49edfd64769a565afd83658cb25354075ec0e3e064d17d39be5e0.jpg

    • Similar but not the same, I see Stinger GT4 is more muscle car-ish GT rather than Sports EV.

      • Rj Mansfield

        Definitely not the same, but similar cues. Also, GT4 was meant to be a pure Miata fighter, not a sports EV. I hope both come to market, would be awesome

        • I agree, similar concept. Different excecution and now we ended up with Kia Stinger lol.

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    The little hatchback has more appeal.

    • It’s already earmarked for production in 2-3 years as a pure EV.

  • love the fact that visually Honda went the opposite from the surfacing design style. This has gone out of control #toyota #lexus

  • ErnieB

    The fact that these will never be built saddens me.. so cool..

    • I wouldn’t lose hope yet, maybe Honda will bring this into production.

      • Eagle By Singer

        Hopefully

    • No,

      Seriously no.

      I don’t see any resemblance.

  • Please put this into production Honda, you already done it with Urban EV.

  • CBV2020

    These are dope.

  • SteersUright

    PLEASE HONDA damn you! PLEASE build these two and nearly identical to these concepts!! Then, make the Si and Type R engines available in them!!

    • Urban EV is confirmed for production as pure EV. Not sure if they will make performance version.

    • Romanovich

      no

  • Six_Tymes

    Honda, you have a show stopper, and well deserved. But its a concept, and everyone knows you cant build it to look exactly as good as this… so whats the point really, to show off what your designers can do and you cant build?

  • Can’t help but think of the Nissan IDx concept when I see this.

    We’ll executed and proportioned car, now between Honda and Nissan can someone please turn these from concept to production?

    • Shame Nissan is axing IDx concept. Because the main suporter leave the company and the accountant think there is a little profit.

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