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Honda Urban EV Concept Award

Honda Urban EV Concept named 'Best Concept Car'

An electrifying win for the Honda Urban EV Concept

An international panel of 12 automobile experts from the world’s most prestigious publications has named the Honda Urban EV Concept as ‘The Best Concept Car’ in the renowned 2018 Car Design Award honours, presented today as part of the Turin Motor Show. The Honda concept was carefully chosen as the winner out of nine other potentials. The milestone design sets the direction for Honda’s first battery electric model for Europe, planned to be on the roads in late 2019.

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Honda Urban EV Concept

The simple exterior design almost hides the advanced technology that powers the car – although there are telltale elements show its innovative presence. At the front of the Urban EV Concept, interactive, changeable multilingual messages can be displayed between the headlights hinting at this cars’ futuristic design.

Its wide, low proportions present a sporty stance with contemporary styling that incorporates a strikingly wide windscreen appearing to sweep around the entire front end of the cabin.

The interior is equally inviting, with natural materials and an open-plan cabin that features front and rear bench seating. Natural grey fabric and wood finish accents create the relaxed ambience of a lounge area, while a high-tech ‘floating’ dashboard incorporates a wrap-around screen that runs behind the console and extends into the doors to create a truly unique experience.

Honda Urban EV Concept

“The Honda Urban EV Concept is a wonderfully judged piece of design which brings a much-needed sense of personality to the EV space,” concludes the joint statement from the Car Design Award jury. “Its clever blending of both retro and futuristic aesthetics gives it an undeniable desirability that few can compete with.”

“Our Urban EV Concept is the true representation of Honda’s ‘We make it simple’ design idea, which aims to make cars closer to people’s hearts,” said Makoto Iwaki, Honda R&D Executive Creative Director. “I express the utmost gratitude on behalf of our entire Honda design team to the jury who valued our unique proposal, which we feel contrasts with the recent car designs. The production car based on this concept model is currently underway, which will be easy to access, fun to drive, and make everyday life more fulfilled and joyful.”

Honda’s Urban EV Concept will be the first pure electric car to go into series production under the brand’s ‘Electric Vision’ strategy in Europe. This strategy includes the development of a dedicated electric vehicle platform, featuring fully electric Honda powertrain technology.

Order books for the production model of the Honda Urban EV Concept will open in early 2019, and the first European deliveries are set to commence towards the end of that year.

Anything but static, the Honda Urban EV Concept

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