The 2017 Honda Urban EV Concept, is the EV that might take all of the attention at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September, it seems to be an all-in beat for Honda. Not only because its unusual design, this retro-modern machine is going out the street this 2019 according to the Honda President Takahiro Hachigo “This is not some vision of the distant future; a production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019.” he said. So we don’t know yet if will be available out of Europe, maybe they don’t want to take any risk with American customers who would prefer bigger cars such as the Ford Focus, or the Chevrolet Cruze.
This concept will implement an advanced Honda Automated Network Assistant, a personal assistant that aims to make a driver’s experience more comfortable by giving suggestions based on the emotions of the driver, yes, it will get to know you, literally.
2017 Honda Urban EV Concept Interior / Exterior
The interior of this new Urban Concept comes straight out of a science fiction movie, with its many screens: the wide one (really wide) “floats” as they said, on the front, to show you basic information about the car such as the battery level. The two on the sides serve as rearview mirrors. The inside is gray, with beautiful touches of wood details, four occupants can fit in with no problem, probably one more, with the front bench-like seat. The new Honda EV Concept looks like a futuristic version of the old second-generation Honda Civic. With those rounded headlights, a bit lower stance in the chassis, and losing of course that Honda Civic angular shape of the body.
It doesn’t get enough of screens with those on the inside, where is supposed to be a grille it has an interactive screen that shows messages. It´s pretty weird but looks nice, on the rear the same screen between the rear lights, so the people get to know how is your charge as it shows the battery status remaining, pretty great don’t you think? Is like a giant smartphone on your garage, maybe that’s the Honda idea with all this smart car thing. Anyways, remember those awesome suicide doors from the Rolls-Royce Ghost? The Honda EV Urban has it, weird move from Honda since no other Honda has this kind of doors, many new things on this one.
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Not much information about what is inside that tiny hood, what do we know, is that it is an electric vehicle. According to with the Honda “Electric Vision” announced at Geneva Motor Show 2017, they will make fully electric vehicles with a battery pack which should be light weighted and had will have high-density.
Price, and release date
This car can learn from us, but we don’t from it yet, at least not until 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show that will take place from 16-24 September 2017, Honda is showing the CR-V Hybrid Prototype, Civic diesel, Jazz and our little friend the 2017 Honda Urban EV Concept, we hope to know more about this retro-modern EV.
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New Honda Urban EV Concept pictures