Japanese automotive giant Honda has unveiled its e:Ny1 all-electric SUV concept as an update to the 2021 e:Prototype. Over the years, Honda has focussed itself on introducing and perfecting the concept of hybrid vehicles for the global market. However, its development of producing pure EVs has been a tad bit slow compared to other automakers of the world. Therefore, Honda’s all-new e:Ny1 electric SUV showcases its commitment toward EVs with an expected production-version debut in 2023.
Honda e:Ny1: What is it?
Being the third concept in the e:N series of e-SUVs, the e:Ny1 shares the base with the current-gen HR-V. As a derivative of its e-Ns1 and e:Np1, the all-electric sale will reportedly make its debut in China. The e:Ny1 SUV will utilize the newly-developed e:N Architecture F platform that’s been specifically created by Honda. The automaker has previously stated that the ‘e’ in the vehicle’s name represents its e:Technology brand.
Meanwhile, the letter ‘N’ stands for now and next whilst representing ‘new value creation for the next-generation of mobility’. Sources suggest that the e:Ny1 electric SUV will make its debut in Europe and North American markets, amongst others. Compared to the latest-gen HR-V, the all-electric concept SUV sports a functional front end with no front grille. With the front bumper resembling the current-gen CR-V, the rear of the e:Ny1 sports stylish taillights and a lightbar.
Just a few days prior, Honda announced the launch of its all-new Civic Sedan e:HEV for the Thailand market. After Honda debuted the equivalent hatchback version of the Civic e:HEV in Europe, the Thai version gets unique details. During the ongoing 2022 Bangkok Motor Show, the automaker showcased specific vital differences and similarities from its ICE-powered version.
Meanwhile, sources suggest that Honda India is preparing itself to launch the City Hybrid in the coming months. A few weeks ago, reports claimed that Honda has finished testing the prototype version of the City Hybrid in India. Once it debuts in India, the City Hybrid may become the most fuel-efficient petrol car on offer amongst its rivals.