Honda will launch an electric small SUV next year, based on the e:Ny1 Prototype revealed today.
It also announced two more electrified models for 2023: a compact hybrid SUV and a new-generation Honda CR-V SUV, which will be offered with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
The Japanese brand said the upcoming e:Ny1 will be “at the centre of Honda’s future product line-up” and offer “the unique blend of dynamics, technology and design for which Honda is known”.
It added that the small SUV will be “a great option for families looking for their first EV”.
It also revealed its latest hybrid-only Honda Civic hatchback for Europe, which completes its plans to electrify its entire mainstream line-up by the end of 2022.
The E has proved popular with its retro looks since launching in 2020 but has limited appeal as a city car with only 137 miles of range.
The upcoming e:Ny1, which will be a similar length and width to the Jazz, will look to correct that as a family-friendly car with a longer range.
It will sit on a newly developed platform called e:N Architecture F, which Honda said had been created for the new model. However, economies of scale mean the platform is likely to be used in a number of future models.