New Honda e:Ny1 Prototype previews 2023 electric SUV

This is the Honda e:Ny1 Prototype – a preview of a new vehicle coming next year that Honda states will be ‘at the centre’ of its future line-up, highlighting the crucial function the production version will play in the brand’s electrification strategy.
To that end, the e:Ny1 Prototype is completely electric as well as it will be Honda’s second full EV in Europe, using higher space, adaptability and, a lot more likely than not, variety compared with the Honda e supermini. It will likewise be joined by a brand new hybrid C-segment SUV to sit between the HR-V as well as the CR-V. 

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“Coming to market in 2023, this new B-segment SUV EV will be at the centre of Honda’s future product line-up,” stated Honda Europe president Katsuhisa Okuda. “Offering the special blend of dynamics, innovation as well as style that Honda is understood for, this vehicle will supply a fantastic choice for households trying to find their very first EV.” 
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The brand has exposed pictures of the prototype vehicle, suggesting that, as predicted, it is a European-market specification version of the e:NP1 as well as e:NS1 SUVs exposed for the Chinese market. The styling is based heavily on the SUV e:concept exposed by Honda in 2020 as well as the current-generation HR-V. The automobile occupies the B-segment – so believe of it as a new rival for the likes of the Vauxhall Mokka-e as well as the Hyundai Kona Electric. 
No technical basis for the new vehicle has been revealed, however senior Honda figures had previously explained to automobile reveal that the new vehicle would be based on an adapted version of the Honda e’s platform, stretched to integrate a larger battery for higher range. 

And that’s definitely what the Chinese market specification version of the e:Ny1 suggests. The Chinese-made e:NS1 as well as e:NP1 utilize Honda’s e:N design F chassis, which is an electric platform created for compact EVs with front-wheel-drive electric powertrains. A 68.8kWh battery is declared with a variety of as much as 311 miles on a single charge, although homologated to Chinese market standards. 
It’s not understood at this stage if this will be the situation for the e:Ny1, however we can nearly definitely expect a much better variety than the Honda e supermini. 

No interior shots have been revealed, however the Chinese-market vehicles make utilize of a large, 15-inch portrait central screen on the dashboard as a hub for the car’s interior controls. 
More will be exposed about the e:Ny1 Prototype in the coming months. 
Read our evaluation of the Honda e here…

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