A source tighten to a association told Autοnews Europe that a Urban EV debuting in Geneva will be in a near-production form (likely badged as “Prototype”). According to a same unnamed person, a full prolongation indication will arrive half a year after during a Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in early 2020.
Interestingly, it is doubtful to be called a Urban. Whatever a name, a city automobile will be Honda’s initial all-electric automobile accessible in Europe. If a news is accurate, that would make a Urban EV’s rehearsal duration scarcely brief — usually dual years would have upheld given a reveal in judgment form during a 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and a entrance as a prolongation indication during a same venue’s 2019 edition.
The first sighting of a growth prototype final year reliable a prolongation automobile will demeanour a lot like a study, that is about 100 mm (3.93 in) shorter than a Jazz subcompact. However, it will have 5 doors instead of 3 and will switch from 4 to 5 seats for apparent practicality reasons.
The doors will also be front hinged as against to back hinged on a investigate though other than that a prolongation chronicle will hang unequivocally tighten to a judgment styling-wise. Honda stays tight-lipped about a powertrain though it is famous a automobile will use a new dedicated electric platform.
Honda forecasts sales of around 5,000 units a year for a initial all-electric automobile accessible in Europe. The indication will contest with models such as a Renault Zoe, VW e-up! and other arriving rivals from Opel (Corsa) and Citroën (C1). The EV will play an critical purpose in Honda’s devise to electrify two-thirds of a vehicles sole in Europe by 2025.