The Prelude from the Japanese manufacturer, Honda, is a two-door sports coupé, which was first introduced to the market in 1978 and it was later discontinued in 2001. The model was derived from the Accord and during its survival, it has come across five generations. Honda used this model to introduce the Honda Verno, the Japanese retail sales series of Honda, with the short introduction of Prelude and it was later introduced globally. At first, the name Prelude was the brand name of Toyota, but later, it was agreeably offered to Honda.
The future Honda Prelude was the first in Honda lineup of vehicles to get a name associated with music and later, the model joined with the Honda Quintet, Honda Ballade, and Honda Concerto. As we heard, for the model year 2018, the Japanese automaker has decided to produce the Prelude to make it a more performance-focused vehicle. Finally, the future 2018 Honda Prelude will be equipped with powerful engines. It also comes with a lengthy list of interior and exterior features.
New 2018 Honda Prelude Concept Exterior
The body of the new Honda Prelude concept should be made by making use of feather-light materials to improve its sportish performance. Although some of the external features of the new model coupe will be similar to those of the earlier models, through the incorporation of modern day elements, the new vehicle gets a contemporary and a more athletic look. As a result, the shape of the body of the new vehicle will have an entirely different form and the body has been decorated with unique facial lines to offer it a classic outside look.
The front fascia of the new Prelude comes equipped with a redesigned bumper, grille and air intakes. Similarly, the rear part of the vehicle comes with redesigned taillights and with a gigantic bumper. Future Honda Prelude should be equipped with well-organized side mirrors and with a set of aluminum wheels with the diameter of 19 inches.
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New Honda Prelude 2018 Interior
This time, the cabin of the 2018 Honda Prelude concept will be roomier than that of the earlier models, it is a trend in general. Also, it will be more luxurious to offer a hassle-free ride to passengers. The entire cabin is crammed with high-quality leather materials with wood and metal trims.
The cabin of the new coupe also comes equipped with equipment, designed with the latest technologies. Furthermore, it should have an 8-inch infotainment display and all the vital controls have been mounted on the dashboard for the driver’s convenience. Some of the other notable equipment additions include an automatic climate control, Bluetooth, and Smartphone connectivity system.
Honda has also equipped the 2018 Prelude with adequate safety features to protect both the vehicle and its inhabitants. As a result, the new Honda Prelude 2018 comes equipped with belts for all seats, adequate airbags, traction control, adaptive cruise control, etc.
The future Prelude comes equipped with two different engines, which were used in the earlier models.
The first powertrain that is going to operate the new Prelude will be a VTEC power unit with the capacity of 2.0 liters. This turbocharged powertrain would offer the new coupe the required power of 314 ponies and the essential twist of 295 lbs per foot. This engine should be mated to a six-velocity manual transmission system.
The next optional powertrain will be V6 mill with the capacity of 3.5 liters. This engine would offer the new coupe the required power of 290 ponies and the essential twist of 267 lbs per foot. It will be mated to a six-velocity or with an eight-velocity mechanical transmission system.
The new 2018 Honda Prelude gets better acceleration that makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 5 seconds and gets the maximum velocity of 167 mph.
Regarding fuel economy, the 2018 Prelude concept should offer the city mileage of 18 mpg and the highway mileage of 27 mpg(est.).
Base price and the date of release
While the Japanese automaker has not yet confirmed the base price and the date of release 2018 Honda Prelude, it is rumored that the new vehicle will be released for sale during the last part of 2017 or early part of 2018 with the starting price of $ 34,000.