It’s here. The 2020 Honda Urban EV that the brand confirmed for 2019 begins to roll in the last phase of tests, to arrive at the market from the summer. We tell you how it will be.
They have hunted him. If you enter this link from our German colleagues of Auto Motor und Sport, you can already watch the new Honda Urban EV road, the expected electric car that the Japanese brand will launch on the market in this next 2019. Of course, at the moment the model circulates completely camouflaged since it is in the last phase of tests prior to serial production. Even so, photographers have already seen new details about how it will be.
And the first thing that surprises is that, instead of the 3 doors that the 2020 Honda Urban EV Concept wore with which Honda surprised at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017, the final production urban car seems to have 5 doors and will be 5 seats. With a focus, therefore, more practical, the sighted units also show that instead of conventional mirrors will opt for new displays of the external environment, which will be completed with a modern environment of the interior in which stand out large panoramic information screens and entertainment.
2020 Honda Urban EV Design
That at least is what the spies have captured through their windows, certainly also without a frame. The rest, we can complete it with what we already know and with what Honda has been announcing in this time. It is certain that the orders will start at the beginning of 2019, that possibly the car will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March, that will start production between spring and summer, and that later it will already arrive on the roads become one of the big surprises of the year.
Yes, because the image that had such an impact on the concept seems to be finally maintained. True to the style of the original Volkswagen Golf GTi, even the Peugeot 205, the Honda Urban EV masterfully combines a retro-classic design with a high level of technology that will make it a cutting-edge car. Modern, compact and with a historic car aroma, it will also be an urban 100% electric.
And Honda has already confirmed: in 2025 wants up to 2/3 of its sales are hybrid cars, plug-in hybrids and electric. The Urban EV will, therefore, be one of its big bets, also touching the sensitive fiber of the car aficionado. Although at the moment have not transcended many more details and specifications, taking into account the concept we can ensure that the model will not reach 4 meters in length, being about 10 centimeters shorter than the current Honda Jazz.
The doors, which in the concept opened in the opposite direction to the march, it seems that in the production model will recover the traditional hinges, while Honda confirms that it could count on the so-called Automated Network Assistant, an advanced personal assistant that learns from the driver and detects emotions that are behind the decisions of march. I could even offer recommendations and services based on your tastes.
Mechanically nothing is known, except that it will be a clear 100% electric model. Some information coming from Germany indicate that it will have an autonomy of up to 350 kilometers, although all this must be confirmed in the coming months. The project, of course, paints very, very well.