An international panel of automobile experts have named the Honda Urban EV Concept as ‘The Best Concept Car’ in the renowned 2018 Car Design Award honours.
Honda revealed the Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor show. It sets the milestone design direction for Honda’s first battery electric for Europe, which will be introduced late 2019, with a simple and sophisticated appearance that contrasts with the advanced technology that powers the car.
It will be the first pure electric car to go into series production under the brand’s ‘Electric Vision’ strategy in Europe.
Makoto Iwaki, Honda R&D Executive Creative Director, said: “Our Urban EV Concept is the true representation of Honda’s ‘We make it simple’ design idea, which aims to make cars closer to people’s hearts,”
“I express the utmost gratitude on behalf of our entire Honda design team to the jury who valued our unique proposal, which we feel contrasts with the recent car designs. The production car based on this concept model is currently underway, which will be easy to access, fun to drive, and make everyday life more fulfilled and joyful.”
Order books for the production model of the Honda Urban EV Concept will open in early 2019.