Honda on Saturday revealed an idea automobile previewing its first mass-market electrical SUV.
Unveiled on the 2020 Beijing Motor Present, the Honda SUV e:idea signifies the styling path for the primary Honda-branded mass-produced EV for the Chinese language market.
Honda did not present a lot element in regards to the SUV e:idea, however American Honda Motor instructed Inexperienced Automotive Studies that the design is one particular to China—and it would not preview one which shall be coming to the U.S.
“We’ve got no plans to carry that product to the U.S. market,” stated spokesman Chris Martin.
The mission is unrelated to the mission to collectively develop two new autos on Common Motors Ultium modular platform, as a part of an agreement between the 2 automakers. These two EVs shall be constructed at GM factories and can go on sale within the U.S. and Canada beginning in 2024.
On the Beijing present, Honda additionally confirmed a CR-V plug-in hybrid variant for China—its first for that market. The CR-V plug-in hybrid will go on sale there in January 2021, the automaker stated.
Honda SUV e:idea
Honda solely simply launched its CR-V Hybrid mannequin within the U.S. earlier this yr, and sells the Readability Plug-In Hybrid right here as properly.
U.S. patrons have already missed out on one Honda electrical automobile. Town-sized Honda E may need initially been dropped at the U.S., however executives determined towards it.
In the meantime, Honda has discontinued its solely absolutely electrical mannequin for the U.S.—the Clarity Electric. Nonetheless, with an EPA-rated vary of 89 miles at a time when many patrons are on the lookout for 200 miles of vary or extra, the Readability Electrical wasn’t precisely aggressive.
Honda has stated it desires desires electrified autos to make up two-thirds of its international gross sales by 2030, it plans to emphasize hybrids in the interim. In an interview earlier this yr, CEO Takahiro Hachigo stated he did not anticipate demand for EVs to extend considerably for a while.