Honda’s first ever electric SUV will debut later this year to compete with models such as the Hyundai Kona and recently introduced Chevrolet Bolt EUV. After it was revealed a few months ago, the upcoming 2022 Honda SUV e model is finally in the developing stage.
Basically, this concept was exposed to the public as a part of the 2020 Beijing Motor Show. The upcoming SUV features very futuristic styling that we must admit, it looks unique. At this point, there are no technical data about the Honda SUV e concept at all. However, many believe that it will use a similar system that we saw on the Honda’s first hatchback EV model, the Honda e.
2022 Honda SUV e Design
First impressions are positive, and the new 2022 Honda SUV e that is teased a few months ago looks futuristic and unique. Generally, we think this SUV will be a game-changer in the automotive industry.
The teased video showcases the all-new SUV with the LED accents on its fascia, resulting in a sporty look. Like many of today’s electric vehicles, this SUV also features the same closed grille. Overall, the whole styling is competitive, and we think it can easily go against similar vehicles, like the Nissan Ariya or the Tesla Model Y.
First Look Inside
The Honda SUV e will most likely offer a very spacious cabin with plenty of premium materials. Dimensionally, it should be the same as the CR-V model. Generally, we can expect a seating layout of two or three rows. By the way, it will probably borrow some of the Honda E technology and some CR-Vs premium materials. Honda also reveals that Honda SUV e will come with the next-generation Honda SENSING safety.
It should feature a standard driver-assistive system with improved recognition. Perhaps the most exciting news is that Honda EV SUV will be the first vehicle to introduce the next-generation Honda CONNECT. According to Honda, the system will consist of an AI assistant interface, smartphone link, and advanced connectivity.
2022 Honda SUV e Powertrain Specs
The all-new Honda SUV e will most likely use a similar system that we saw recently on the showed Honda e model. The setup consists of a 35.5-kWh battery that provides around a 137-mile range, delivering 152 horsepower. Generally, in the same class is the Nissan Leaf, which has a 40.0-kWh battery (168 miles range), and a 147-hp motor.
Perhaps the closest rival is a base Hyundai Kona Electric SE with a 39.0-kWh battery and a 134-hp engine. Thanks to a great optimized battery, the Kona can deliver 180 miles on a single charge.
Release Date and Price
The new Honda SUV e will probably debut at the end of this year. Besides, Honda has also announced that we can expect at the same time a redesigned version of the famous CR-V plug-in hybrid SUV. However, pricing is not yet available, but expect to see more information in the coming months.