Honda’s Small Sports EV concept to debut at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
The 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is several weeks away but details of the models and concepts to be making their debut are already making the rounds. Japanese automaker Honda’s theme for this year is “What makes people feel good?”. “The display will include a lineup of the next-generation electromotive concept models including two-, three- and four-wheeled commuter vehicles designed for easy and fun mobility in future cities, mid-to-long distance commuters designed to enrich life and enhance the freedom and fun of mobility, and sporty models that pursue the joy of driving/riding”, the company has said in a statement.
Among the new models and concepts to be displayed by Honda the most eagerly awaited will be the small sports EV concept. The car is an all-electric roadster and could be a present day version of the Japanese automaker’s ‘90s sports car, Beat. From the teaser images it looks like some elements from 2008’s sporty OSM have been replicated in the new design. The concept is meant to be both fun and eco-friendly at the same time. With hard-edge styling similar to the CR-Z Hybrid, the vehicle is compact with overall proportions that hint that this could be Honda’s modern day CRX. More details about the vehicle will be revealed at the show on November 30. The possibility of production starting anytime soon, however, is unlikely given Honda’s interest in less sporting models of late.