Honda’s EV Prototype Reveals Dashboard Design With Extra Wide Screen

Honda will present a new compact electric vehicle prototype at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It was previewed by the Urban EV Concept in 2017, and last month, they released an official design sketch.

Fast-forward to today and we can check out the interior first hand, courtesy of another teaser. The cockpit has a minimalist design and is dominated by the ultra-wide display, which includes a digital instrument cluster inspired by the one of the Urban EV study.

It provides access to a different number of features and also reveals the remaining charging time, among others. A number of physical buttons positioned below the infotainment screen allow occupants to adjust the volume or mute it completely. Further down, there are a couple of air vents, flanking the hazard lights button, and the usual controls for the air conditioning.

Also Read: Production Honda Urban EV Spotted For The First Time With Five Doors, Rearview Cameras

Dusk-sensing headlights, lane keeping assist, rear view cameras that replace the traditional mirrors, voice control, heated steering wheel, push-button start and others have also been fitted to the brand’s new electric prototype.

The Urban EV has, unsurprisingly, been toned down for production. It has five instead of three doors and these are now front-hinged. Also, the seating capacity has increased from four to five.

Details about the powertrain are unknown, but should be announced on March 5, when the electric vehicle prototype will debut at Geneva, at the latest.

It will then enter mass production, before being launched in Europe later this year.

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  • Knotmyrealname

    So we now know what the profile and front end look like! Start photoshopping you guys!

    • Marty

      Yes, let’s see what it would look like as a pick-up or a monster truck!
      😉

      • Knotmyrealname

        Hah!! …or a stretch limo!

    • EM1

      If you look at the posted images, you can see what the real car looks like. There is a green charging battery that is in front of it.

      • Knotmyrealname

        That’s what I’m talking about….

  • GTR nismo

    It’s very similar to the concept car.
    Amazing

  • Marty

    Not pretty, but at least the screen looks like it actually belongs there.
    (Yes, I’m looking at you, Mercedes)

    • Christian Wimmer

      That’s where the screens are going from now on at Mercedes. But in this case I find the Honda screen a little… um… too big. How much information does the screen need to provide at once?

      I own the new A-Class with the larger MBUX screen and I find its size to be perfect. Not too big, not too small, and depending on what information I want to see I can simply scroll using the steering wheel touch pad, center console touch pad, touch screen or simply by asking “Hey Mercedes, show me this or that!” :p

    • PK

      mercedes benz did this way before honda did.

      • Marty

        Yes, Mercedes did it, and it looked like a cheap screen had been glued there afterwards.
        Then Honda did it an made it look like it was supposed to be there. Get it?

        • PK

          not really.

  • Harry_Wild

    Another failure in design by Honda. Looks so fugly and ugly, it will be a big hit for the environmentalist crowd that are poorer then that of the Tesla Elites. I talking the 10% of all EV buyers that want to standout by driving something that looks so ridiculous!

    The horizontal infotainment screens are the best design so far. Looks like that of a Porsche Cayenne!

    • Ben

      “Looks so fugly and ugly, it will be a big hit for the environmentalist crowd that are poorer then that of the Tesla Elites.”

      I hate to tell you, but a car’s value isn’t a litmus test of some’s wealth majority of the time, but rather availability of credit. Just because someone prefers a Honda doesn’t mean they’re “poor”. Maybe they just don’t like Tesla for social reasons or the product.

      Looks are subjective, so I won’t argue that point, but as long as I can’t lose a pen between the panel gaps like I would in a Tesla, I’d say Honda is off to a good start.

  • getoffme

    This has caught my attention.

  • Enter Ranting

    You’re supposed to reach all the way over to the righthand side of the dash to select “FM?” And the physical buttons and volume know face up? Am I missing something here about ergonomics?

    • Knotmyrealname

      Yeah, agreed, it seems stupid. Maybe for the show car it has an additional screen to show the content that’s available, but the real car will be one screen less?
      But looking at it, even if it only had one screen, it’s behind the wheel (and your hands) and blocked from sight.
      I can only hope the production layout will be better. But we are talking Honda here…

    • liams92

      No, there’s a button on the top left of the screen to switch between the screens. It’s also on the top right for the passenger to do the same.

      • Reader 10,000

        That would be awesome to offer navigation controls next to the passenger. I can’t seem to train my wife to enter destination addresses while we are in the driveway before she starts driving and then as the passenger I’m later locked out just because the car is moving.

  • Blinka Bot

    Approved. Carry on.
    Thanks Honda

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It looks nice.

  • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So, Honda doesn’t give a damn everyone will know (in the automotive world) it has blatantly stolen Daimler-Benz S-class dashboard layouts! Hyundai will be next at stealing other people’s idea.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      False and Invalid.

      • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Then you never grasp the W222 dashboard layout.

        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

          Whatever false news your making it’s Bull

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The screens mimics MB, in my opinion!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Sure, but Honda is taken it a step further

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re clearly retarded if you think that is true.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            You’re hurt, that’s why no one cares about your post. Autistic moron

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Good God, almighty, the poor troll is now making fun of a disability as he blatantly used “autistic” explicitly. You have an IQ of 2 and an English language of a fourth-world country. What a troll!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            -the troll tells me that he’s making fun of disability as he blatantly used “autistic” proud asf and tells me his IQ level is at 2 instead of the 100 along with his English language of a fourth-world country.
            Now little troll, it’s not okay to make fun of poorer countries at all. Trump can literally make america a third country over night by following the Rothschild’s order and make you proud americans humble as ever.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Troll on, troll!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            -still projecting as usual

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Stop trolling!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why are you still trolling?

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Then why are you still trolling?

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why are you avoiding to answer my question troll?

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Because you are a troll!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            So a troll as yourself doesn’t want to answer the question. You’re such a foolish one, you know that kid.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re a dumb kid, who trolls, too. Asking a question with a period. Special ed, dunce!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Typing proper grammar online doesn’t make you sound smart idiot. I bet you troll 24/7 just because i hurt your feelings. LOL you trolls are weak and lame

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Go catch the short bus troll! You’re uneducated, kid! I can tell you are a KID, who is dyslexia.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why is a troll telling me that he’s uneducated that he needs to catch a short bus for his special ed class? This is why you trolls are worst than autistic children with downs

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            It’s worse and not worst, you uneducated, ghetto kid!

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Stop trolling.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            You stop trolling kid.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Kid? Stop trolling.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Kid, you need to stop trolling. It’s not good at all.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Then why are you trolling?

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why are you projecting yourself troll?

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You got to be delusional.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Why are you so deluded troll? Stop with your crap now.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Kid, stop trolling!

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            -Still trolls and he’s not good at it at all. SMH

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re talking about yourself, kid.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Stop talking about yourself troll and move along

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Then why are you still talking, mentally ill kid?

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Now a troll is making fun of autistic kids? You sir got serious problem. This is why i call you a troll and a crappy one too.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re talking about yourself, kid.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Troll, why are you talking about yourself? Is it because you’re dyslexic or something? You need help asap, troll.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Redundancy, what an illiterate troll.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            -Projects very hard because he’s an embarrassed troll

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Projects (are) very hard. The more you troll, the more I am finding out you’re illiterate.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            Troll, i know you’re illiterate, that’s why you keep sending me these BS comments that i don’t even care about, troll.

          • Navy Pier Moroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You are freaking retarded, a retarded troll.

          • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

            -projecting too hard for being a retarded troll

  • I LIKE THE WOOD. THE STEERING WHEEL DESIGN SEEMS OUT OF PLACE.

  • Bash

    And the limit is the sky windshield.

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