“This is not some vision of the distant future,” said Honda Motor Co. President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. “A production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019.”
The Urban EV Concept features the kind of simple yet satisfying styling we’ve always loved in our favorite hatchbacks. Check out the low, wide proportions, the squared-off hatchback riding on wheels pushed to the very edges of its footprint. Alas, the big-inch wheels with low-profile tires probably won’t find their way onto a production Honda EV, but the overall shape and size—100 mm shorter than the current Honda Fit—are dead-on. The concept car is built on a new EV platform showcasing a high-density, lightweight battery pack.