Honda SUV e:concept: electric SUV revealed in Beijing will enter production

Published: 28 September 2020

► Honda's electric SUV
► Points to production model
► First EV for Chinese market

Honda has revealed a new electric SUV that will act as a follow-up to its popular Honda E EV. Called the Honda SUV e:concept, the new car was shown at Auto China 2020, and indicates the direction of a future production car. It’ll be the first Honda EV sold in China – the Honda E isn’t.

A concept, for now

The Honda SUV e:concept, will form the basis of an electric production car – and will see Honda tap into two key areas of growth; SUVs and electric cars. Interestingly, it has little resemblance to the only other EV the company sells globally – the Honda E – and looks more like a smoothed-out, updated version of Honda’s current CR-V.  

There’s not a great deal of information around the car right now, but Honda has said it’ll be Honda Sensing safety tech, which is essentially omnidirectional ADAS. It works by widening the front camera angle and increasing the scope of the radar to a full 360-degrees.

In addition, the production car will also focus on tech; its Connect system will include a smartphone link, wireless updates and an AI assistant interface.

We’ll update this article when we know more about Honda’s second EV, but in the meantime you can read about electric SUVs you can already buy here

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast