“Honda has at all times been dedicated to creating sporty automobiles,” stated Toshihiro Mibe, president and CEO of Honda, throughout his press convention on the ongoing Japan Mobility Present. In the present day, the Japanese carmaker is demonstrating that dedication by presenting this, the Prelude Idea.
Followers of the model will know that lately, Honda has been bringing again just a few well-known names. The NSX made a return in 2016 however will quickly be ended (once more), and following that, the Integra made a return as an Acura mannequin (the title was additionally used for the Civic in China).
Now, the Prelude will get its time within the highlight, though Honda isn’t confirming if it is going to finally change into a sequence manufacturing mannequin. The official phrase from the corporate is, “this mannequin will change into the prelude for our future fashions which can inherit the ‘pleasure of driving’ into the full-fledged electrified future and embody Honda’s unalterable sports activities mindset.”
As such, the Prelude Idea previews future Honda electrical automobiles (EVs), particularly sports activities automobiles that target driver engagement and driving efficiency. Or because the carmaker places it, “supply exhilarating expertise that makes you need to preserve going perpetually and extraordinary pleasure you by no means felt earlier than.”
There are zero particulars on the Prelude Idea’s powertrain or the platform it’s constructed on, but it surely definitely seems engaging. The 2-door physique is formed in a approach that’s paying homage to the earlier coupe variations of the Accord and Civic, with notable cues being the distinguished entrance lip, retractable door handles, wide-width taillights, a rear spoiler and a hammerhead shark-like entrance fascia.
The general design doesn’t look overly outlandish as most ideas are usually, and we dare say it seems just about production-ready. Honda stated final yr that it’s going to introduce two sports activities automotive fashions as a part of its electrification plans, with one being a specialty mannequin whereas the opposite is a flagship mannequin.
The previous was talked about by Mibe in the course of the press convention, the place he stated, “on the vehicle electrification enterprise briefing we held final yr, I talked about future sports activities fashions. In the present day, to conclude my presentation, I want to present you one in all them – the specialty sports activities mannequin.” That definitely appears like affirmation that the Prelude Idea will likely be made into one thing clients should purchase. Trying ahead to it?
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