Honda has revealed the manufacturing model of the e:NP2 electrical crossover as a part of this 12 months’s Guangzhou motor present in China.
The Honda e:NP2 was first revealed in prototype type earlier this 12 months. It has been designed by the Japanese carmaker’s Chinese language division, and will probably be produced by the three way partnership firm GAC Honda.
This new Chinese language market-focused Honda electrical crossover will be part of the HR-V-based e:NP1 within the line-up, which can be primarily based on the brand new e:N Structure F platform.
The e:NP2 is powered by a single electrical motor producing 152kW of energy, which is fed by a 68.8kWh battery pack.
Honda claims the e:NP2 has a driving vary of as much as 510km in keeping with the lenient CLTC requirements.
The Honda e:NP2 has an exterior design language referred to as e:N Design. It has an illuminated Honda badge on the entrance, a fastback design with a big powered tailgate, in addition to C-shaped LED headlight and tail lights.
Inside, the e:NP2 has been proven off with a two-tone black and white inside. There’s a big floating touchscreen infotainment system, in addition to a skinny digital instrument cluster forward of the motive force.
Different inside options embrace push-button gear selector, Bose sound system, and a wi-fi cellphone charger.
Manufacturing of the Honda e:NP2 is known to be commencing in early 2024. At this stage it’s unclear if this e:NP2 will probably be provided in any market outdoors of China.
As just lately reported, Honda will export a trio of recent SUVs to the European market from China because it reduces it reliance on Japanese manufacturing. These are the brand new ZR-V, CR-V, in addition to the e:Ny1 which is one other HR-V primarily based electrical crossover.
Regardless of Honda with the ability to export autos from China to Europe, it received’t do the identical in Australia.
“Honda Australia presently sources autos from Honda factories in Japan and Thailand, and has no plans to supply autos from Honda’s manufacturing unit in China,” stated a Honda Australia spokesperson.
Honda Australia just lately stated it has no plans to introduce any electrical autos (EVs) earlier than 2028, as an alternative specializing in increasing its vary of hybrid fashions.
“Our electrification technique is all about utilizing hybrid to bridge to electrification sooner or later,” stated Honda Australia boss Carolyn McMahon.
“We don’t have any plans in the mean time to introduce EVs.”
The Honda boss stated the corporate will regularly monitor the market and what merchandise are made obtainable.
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