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Honda e:concept full electric SUV revealed

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has taken the wraps off the brand’s first electric vehicle (EV) to be introduced in China the Honda SUV e:concept, at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) on 26th September 2020. The brand has also announced that the Honda e:concept will be showcased and open for the public through 30th September 2020 and 5th October 2020. The introduction of the Honda e:concept indicates that the brand is aligning itself in the mass-production future of electric vehicles. The new model SUV will be equipped with omnidirectional ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) next-generation Honda SENSING safety and driver-assistive system that comes with improved recognition, prediction and decision making systems. 

The Honda e:concept also features the next-generation Honda CONNECT, that comes with an AI (Artificial Intelligence) assistant interface, smartphone connectivity, advanced connectivity with wireless updates. The e:concept also boasts a wider angle front camera and a 360-degree radar technology that allows the vehicle to map its surroundings, improving the peripheral accuracy. 

In terms of design, the Honda e:concept features a low squat stance with a long bonnet a closed front end with a wide air dam. The concept study features two large doors but the production model is likely to get four doors and frameless windows. The e:concept also features a sloping roofline and sharply raked rear windscreen. The Honda front and rear aprons also feature a similar design language and the e:concept also comes with sleek headlamps with an LED light strip and LED tail lamp units with a connecting light bar, reverberating with the front. 

The brand has also announced that the first Honda vehicle in China equipped with a plug-in hybrid system will be the CR-V PHEV. The Honda CR-V PHEV is slated to be launched in January 2021. Furthermore, the brand also announced that it is working toward the fulfilment of its global 2030 Vision, for a carbon-free and collision-free society.