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.