Honda’s RWD Sports EV Concept Might Follow E Prototype Into Production

Honda appears likely to bring its retro Sports EV Concept into production.

Last week, the Japanese car manufacturer unveiled the e prototype, a near-production version of theUrban EV Concept from 2017. This vehicle uses an electric platform designed for A- and B-segment electric vehicles and appears likely to spawn a two-door sports car.

While recently speaking with Autocar, Honda prototype manager Kohei Hitomi said that he’d like to see the vehicle’s platform be used for a sports model.

“It can be any car. It can be a sporty car or a box-type car. Personally, I’d very much welcome a sporty car on that platform,” he said.

If Honda does indeed put the Sports EV Concept into production, it will likely retain many of the concept’s retro styling cues. However, some changes would be made before the vehicle hits the road.

For starters, Honda would likely ditch the squircle-shaped headlights and taillights in favor of round lights, as it’s done with the e prototype. Additionally, a production-spec Sports EV Concept would inevitably feature smaller wheels and maybe ditch the glowing Honda logos found front and rear.

The interior would also be tamed for the road and rather than utilizing a single screen stretching the width of the dashboard, the Sports EV Concept would likely feature the same five-screen layout as the e prototype. An additional screen would be found in place of the rear-view mirror.

Honda has confirmed that the e prototype’s platform is rear-wheel drive, meaning a future electric sports cars should provide customers with more than enough driving thrills.

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  • liams92

    Honda doesn’t do that well in Europe. Selling a portfolio of cars solely based on this electric platform and using this design language could change that. Share as much parts as possible between the entire lineup to save costs. There’s a small hatch, next a small sports car and then the obligatory small SUV. What else do you need?

  • Knotmyrealname

    Bound to be a two door version of the e-prototype.

  • Jureck

    Yes, please

  • Bash

    I dig it.

  • EM1

    Please, I ‘m have to somehow “bring in” the 2019 Suzkui Jimny to the States too, lol.

  • Blade t

    I’ll take one..

  • Steve Cohn

    So, something like this will be the successor to the Acura RSX?
    If so, I’m all for it. The times are changing, we might as well adapt to the EV world.

  • J-Triumf

    Eww, that thing is ugly as hell! Honda was putting out some great designs 10 or so years ago but lately they’ve gone backwards…really disappointing.


  • Gaugabuck

    This Honda concept reminds me of the yellow kia Stinger GT concept

  • Enter Ranting

    Please, please, PLEASE build this!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    You’re gonna give an electric car…a manual.


    • Poop Doop

      Hey the crz hybrid had a manual.
      Is it possible with a full electric?Yes!
      Is it logical? Hell no!
      Hence why I suggested at least a base model gas engine.
      This car has a driver’s car look to it and should be offered as a driver’s car option.
      This would be a perfect miata/brz/frs competitor but not as an auto electric.

  • SteersUright

    IF they come out with that beautiful white concept and some solid performance numbers (as in 0-60 below 5sec) it will be a hugely desirable little electric coupe.

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