Honda has taken to the Beijing Auto Show to introduce a concept dubbed the Honda SUV E:Concept. It’s an attractive design that’s complimented with little in the way of details.
The photos are most of what we have to go off of with this concept, so let’s start there. The SUV E:Concept is effectively a two-door SUV sporting proportions similar to a rear-wheel drive vehicle; there’s a long hood, a tall front clip and the wheels have been pushed to all four corners. Honda designers have given the Honda e–a production electric hatchback in Europe–some homage with the C-pillar design on the SUV.
Some of the design traits here are almost expected from a battery-electric concept these days, such as wrap-around LED lighting elements upfront and in back. There’s also backlit Honda logos on the front and back for good measure.
Honda says this concept previews the design direction of a future production model in China. Assumably this model will be a China-only entry, meaning those of us stateside will likely never see it. That said, recent spy shots of the next-generation HR-V suggest some similarities with this concept’s design.
If the production version of the SUV does not come to America, it may be 2024 until Americans can purchase a battery-electric Honda. That is when General Motors is slated to start producing two battery-electric Honda models with its Ultium battery system.