Honda has slowly been making its way into the electric vehicle market with the e city car. But soon, more models will be Honda's EV lineup, and it all starts in China. The Japanese automaker recently introduced the e:N Series of EVs – three of which are concepts and two are production models.
The first two models from Honda's electric e:N series are the e:NS1 and the e:NP1, both of which are scheduled to go on sale in China in Spring 2022. The e:NS1 and the e:NP1 are both crossovers based on the Honda SUV e:prototype and the new HR-V, but with slightly different styling. Between the two, the e:NP1 adopts the more traditional crossover look and resembles the prototype more. Meanwhile, the e:NS1 is the sportier of the two adopting bright yellow paint, along with a roof spoiler and a trunk wing.
Aside from the e:NS1 and e:NP1, three more e:N models are under development – the e:N Coupe Concept, e:N SUV Concept, and the e:N GT Concept. Honda says the goal is to launch these models within five years. No details were provided, but the trio of concepts look nothing like Honda's current production models. Instead, all three have boxy styling and adopt a unique headlight configuration.
Honda says there will eventually be ten models in the e:N Series lineup. While they might have first debuted in China, these models won't be exclusive to the region. The automaker says they plan to offer the e:N Series models in other markets around the world.
The automaker didn't say much about the powertrain of the e:N models apart from them riding on a shared platform. However, the EVs will come with the company's latest features, including Honda Sensing 360, Honda Connect, and a digital cockpit.
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