Honda has just given us a little better look at its upcoming Urban EV, an electric city car inspired by a concept from the 2017 Frankfurt auto show and loved so much by fans that Honda decided to build it.

The interior of the small hatch looks fantastic, with a simple, wide black fascia housing three screens. A flat trim piece made of wood is a classy touch, as is the dainty steering wheel with a small horn button.

The clean interior is a refreshing departure from today’s complicated dashboards, and the outside of the small EV is similarly a welcome change of course.

We can see the overall shape of the Urban EV from the photo in the dashboard, now sporting four doors instead of two, and a blacked-out roof reminiscent of the Honda NSX.

While a four-door isn’t exactly what everybody wanted, perhaps Honda will release a coupe version along with it. Previous teasers showed the vehicle with only one door handle, so two versions are likely.

Honda has not released any drivetrain information, but we estimate that the small hatch will get between 240-290 kilometres of range on a single charge.

A production prototype of the Urban EV will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva auto show, with production set to start mid-2019. Honda has not confirmed if the Urban EV will be coming to Canada.

Source: Driving

February 14, 2019