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Honda unveils four EV concepts in China, unlikely for Australia


The four concepts shown off by Honda are likely to become part of the ten new EVs introduced to the Chinese market by 2027

Honda has unveiled four new EV concepts at the 2023 Shanghai Motor Show as the carmaker embarks on a strong campaign to bring more EVs to China, though we’re unlikely to see these cars in Australia anytime soon.

The four concepts shown today are likely to preview future production models that will form part of the ten new electric models that Honda has confirmed for the Chinese market by 2027. 

2024 Honda e:NP2 Prototype
The e:NP2 previews an all-electric small SUV

Along the same lines, the brand has promised to have EVs account for 100 per cent of sales in China by 2035. 

It comes just weeks after Honda Australia confirmed that no new fully-electric vehicles are planned to go on sale locally before 2030.

What do we know about Honda’s new EVs?

At the forefront of today’s unveiling were the e:NP2 Prototype and the e:NS2 Prototype, two all-electric small SUVs.

Visually, the pair of SUVs are extremely similar with headlight design being the only major difference. 

2024 Honda e:NS2 Prototype
The e:NS2 wears angular styling around the headlights

Sales of the production version of the e:NP2 and e:NS2 concepts are expected to start in China in early 2024. 

Honda also unveiled the e:N SUV 序 concept, which looks to be slightly larger than the other two SUVs. Though it gets a sloped roof, it’s more of a hatchback at the rear, and the front end design is a lot more angular. 

Sales of this production model are expected to commence before the end of 2024. 

2024 Honda e:N SUV Prototype
The e:N SUV looks to be larger than the other two SUVs

The final concept shown in the release is dubbed the “e:N GT Concept”, and looks to be an chopped-down, elongated version of the e:N SUV 序. 

Honda didn’t shed any light on what we can expect to see from the production version of this model, but it’s highly likely that it’s part of Honda’s EV rollout plans. 

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