Honda Confirms Production of New-Generation Beat
Takanobu Ito, president of Honda Motor said that a new-generation Beat model will be heading to production, bringing back the automaker’s mini-sports car. By the confirmation of the new-generation Beat model, rumors and speculations regarding the vehicle’s revival has come to an end. The rumors started when the Japanese automaker showed off its EV-STER Concept, giving the consumers a glimpse into its design.
The Honda Beat is the car that excites President Ito the most and he recently made clear that how his interest in the Beat came when the company started development of the new NSX. “When the Beat was being built, I was on the development team to work on the NSX sports car and sports cars are something I really love. I was kind of envious of the little cute sports car,” said Ito.
In 2011, the Japanese automaker announced that the EV-STER Concept was heading to production and now it seems the production Beat model will be purely based on the EV-STER Concept. Speculations say that the new Beat will be a true sports car to take on the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. Also it is not clear whether it will be an electric vehicle.