The Honda Urban EV supermini unveiled last month is quickly followed by an electric sports car from the car maker
Rachel Burgess
29 September 2017

Honda will unveil a new electric sports car at the Tokyo motor show, hot on the heels of its electric Urban EV super mini revealed at Frankfurt show last month. 

While the Urban EV has been confirmed for production in 2019, there is no word on when the Sports EV will arrive.

Honda Sports EV revealed at Tokyo motor show 2017

Honda said the sports car concept has “a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces” to suit any lifestyle. 

The image released, which teases the car ahead of its full reveal, shows square tail-lights on the compact coupe, suggesting it will have styling similarities to the Urban EV. The image also shows a swooping roofline and bulging fenders.

Honda added that the car has been designed to “deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity”, achieved by combining an electric powertrain and artificial intelligence technology in a compact bodyshape.

While the Honda NSX exists as the brand’s halo sports car, the car maker has not had a compact sports car since the S2000 went off sale in 2009.

Honda doesn’t currently sell any electric models in Europe. However, it does sell a pure electric Clarity in Japan and America.

At Tokyo motor show, there will also be Japanese debuts for Honda's Urban EV Concept, Honda NeuV - an electric mobility concept first seen at CES in January - and the new CR-V.

Read more

Honda NSX review

Urban EV confirmed for 2019 sales launch

CR-V hybrid leads new model line-up


Our Verdict

Honda Civic

Honda’s 10th-generation Civic hatchback goes global — but is that good news?

Join the debate


29 September 2017

“a striking silhouette, friendly face and supple body surfaces” to suit any lifestyle."

This is why Honda's design language is a basket case. It has been replaced with the nonesensical language of marketing.

29 September 2017

Mini Mustang or Datsun 240. If electric cars start to look a bit more like that rather than a Nissan Leaf of Toyota Prius I'd consider owning one.

29 September 2017

After deadly dull cars, F1 dud engines and extremely ugly Civic's - Honda is at last doing what it can do so well - beautiful elegant stylish quality engineering.

Steam cars are due a revival.

29 September 2017

It's only a glimpse, but from what I can see in the photo, the design has a lot of potential. So that's now two good designs from Honda in a row. Could a theme be developing.....

29 September 2017

I loved the Urban EV concept, but on the basis of this sketch I could imagine this being my next car if its produced and has an MX5/Abarth 124 Spider-ish price tag attached.

29 September 2017

can we have the S660 to play with?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    Super saloon deploys four-wheel drive to improve every facet of its driving experience. Faster and more capable than any, and more exciting than most, of its celebrated predecessors
  • Range Rover Sport SVR
    First Drive
    22 March 2018
    More power and an intoxicating soundtrack have breathed new life into our love affair with the biggest, baddest Range Rover Sport variant
  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring