Honda reveals the Saloon and Space-Hub 0 Series EV concepts at CES 2024
Honda just hit the reset button for its EV future. While Honda had to say goodbye to the boxy & retro e electric hatchback, the automaker has big plans for the future.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Honda debuted its upcoming EVs dubbed the 0 Series. A pair of sleek, futuristic EV concepts officially made their presence felt in Las Vegas, and both previewed Honda's new electric cars.
Before we dive into the vehicles themselves, we have to talk about the unique 'H' logo the EV concepts are carrying. While it appears Honda has ditched the current logo, the new logo will only be used for the brand's forthcoming EVs. Unlike the traditional 'H' mark, the new design signifies “outstretched hands” which symbolizes Honda's commitment to expand mobility possibilities and meet customer needs.
Back to the vehicles; first up is the Saloon which looks like it came from the sci-fi flick Blade Runner. Featuring a wedge-shaped design and gull-wing doors, this concept is a looker in every direction. The low-height, sporty styling gives the EV concept an unmistakable look along with a spacious cabin than what its exterior lends it to be. This was made possible thanks to a unique EV platform that will serve an important role in Honda's 0 Series.
Hop inside and the Saloon greets drivers with a fully digital dashboard along with a unique steering yoke. It can seat a total of four people although the production version will likely be a five-seater. Other details about the Saloon EV concept remain a mystery although we hope Honda tells us more about it in the future.
The other concept Honda brought is the Space-Hub which takes on the form of a luxurious people carrier. Unlike the Saloon's sporty silhouette, the Space-Hub concept is more practical-looking while highlighting a futuristic design. It has an expansive glass roof that extends over the occupants – resulting in a wide view of their surroundings.
Pop the doors open and a lounge-like interior greets the occupants of the Space-Hub. Along with LED ambient lighting and a flat-floor setup, the cabin of the Space-Hub is set to give passengers a cozy and comfortable riding experience while on the road.
Like the Saloon, powertrain details and specifics about the Space-Hub were not mentioned by Honda. With that, perhaps Honda will reveal more once the production versions of both concept vehicles inch closer to reality.
Honda may have had to rethink its idea of EVs, but the 0 Series concepts they recently showed at CES look promising. In fact, the Saloon concept is slated to be released as a production car come 2026. It will be launched first in North America and will reach other markets at a future date.