Series Honda Urban EV already has us excited and intrigued

Honda is testing camouflaged prototypes for the production version of its Urban EV concept, and even with the camo, we can pretty much make out the entire shape of the car and most of its details. Unlike the motor show design study, the production version will have five instead of three doors and several additional detail changes.

The Production Version of Honda's Urban EV Could be Your Next Posh Electric City Runabout
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Another thing Honda changed over the concept is the shape of the rear lights which went from squarish to round, now mirroring the shape of the front light clusters.

What’s surprising is that the manufacturer didn’t ditch the side cameras instead of rear-view mirrors and they are present on the prototype in all their newfangled glory, complete with screens inside to display their feed roughly in the same place where you’d have looked at your conventional mirrors.

The rest of the package seems to be fairly similar, at least under all that camouflage which only reveals the design of its headlights, as well as the fact that the car will have an opening in the lowermost part of the front bumper. The production car also retains the black lid located in the middle of the hood, and this will most likely hide the socket where you plug in the car’s charging cable because it’s an otherwise pointless addition on a car whose design is very clean and uncluttered.

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According to some sources, Honda has designed this car as a premium model, so it even gets cool frameless side windows. Inside it is believed to retain its huge screen that ran across the entire width of the dash in the concept, although it will probably be toned down in some way for production - not even the most luxurious current cars have a screen that big inside.

Honda will probably pull the veil off its Urban EV (whose name we don’t yet know) early in 2019, at the Geneva motor show.

However, you don’t have to wait until then to get an idea of what it might look like, because I’ve tried to make it in PhotoShop based mostly on the shape of the camouflaged car in the photos provided by our spies.

I’ve tried to keep things as accurate as possible, and as close to the actual car’s shape as possible, but some details aren’t very obvious, so I have had to improvise here and there. For the most part, though, I think this is ninety percent accurate, especially when it comes to the shape of its roof, greenhouse, hood, doors (whose lines I was able to trace from the prototype so they should be spot on) and the placement and basic style of the headlights.

The Production Version of Honda's Urban EV Could be Your Next Posh Electric City Runabout
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It may very well have a more detailed and intricate design for the faux grille (the black panel which also houses the front lights, and its outline may be slightly different too in the final production car - on the camouflaged prototype, it’s not exactly obvious where its lower edge is, so I’ve had to deduce it based on the design of the concept.

Further reading

The Production Version of Honda's Urban EV Could be Your Next Posh Electric City Runabout
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Honda Urban EV.

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