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Honda releases first official image of follow up to E supermini, but it's unlikely to come to UK
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15 September 2020

Honda will use the upcoming Bejing motor show to preview its second production EV, the first fully electric model from the brand to go on sale in China. 

Details of the new concept car, which has been teased with a CGI rendering of its front-end design, remain thin on the ground. We can see, however, that it's larger than the recently launched Honda E, appearing to be either a saloon or low-height crossover. Both bodystyles are popular in Asian markets. 

The car's design also appears to move to a less retro-themed appoach than its supermini stablemate, instead taking a more futuristic look. A blanked-off grille is also visible, as is becoming common, because battery-electric models don't require as much front-end air cooling as their combustion-engined equivalents. 

The as-yet-unnamed model isn't yet confirmed for production, but it's likely, given that Honda doesn't have a full EV offering of any sort in China. However, Autocar understands that a European or UK debut isn't likely for the model, with the focus instead on gaining a foothold in Asian markets. 

Given the car's increased size and the hugely competitve EV market in China, expect it to offer significantly greater range than the quoted maximum of 136 miles of the E. Official details will be announced when the Beijing motor show begins on 26 September. 

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15 September 2020

Emm Honda obviously does not think there's much of a future in europe and bevs. Limited first bev, denied their second.

15 September 2020

Agree with that xxxx, the China car market is way bigger than the European one and the electric portion is way more mature. Add to that the growth potential versus Europe and its clear why China matters more than Europe. Times have changed.

17 September 2020

Could this be a pure electric version of the next generation Civic - the one that is not going to be built at Swindon?

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