Honda Prelude name returns in new concept car

Published: 25 October 2023

► It’s a new Honda Prelude
► Only a concept for now
► Likely to make production

The Honda Prelude nameplate has been revived with an all-new concept car. The sleek, two-door coupe show car has been revealed at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show.

The Prelude Concept looks to be a similar shape to small sports cars like the Toyota GR86 or even the Alpine A110, with a clean design and subtle sporty details.

Honda Motor Co. president, Toshihiro Mibe, announced the car as part of the brand’s wild and wacky line-up of mostly mobility solutions at the show. In his speech during Honda’s press conference, the president says: ‘The Prelude Concept is a specialty sports model that will offer exhilarating experience that makes you want to keep going forever and extraordinary excitement you never felt before.’

Mibe also told the watching press and public during his speech to ‘keep expectations high’ for this model moving from concept to production reality. ‘This model will become the prelude for our future models which will inherit the joy of driving into the full-fledged electrified future.’

If it were to make the leap, it would likely be based on the same platform as the Civic, which includes the option of a hybrid powertrain.

Stay tuned for more details.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches