Honda has taken the wraps off the e:Ny1 electric SUV, the company’s second all-electric (car) offering following the e hatchback. Honda hasn’t shared much information just yet, but the vehicle has been listed on the company’s official European market websites with a “coming soon” tag, which means the launch is not too far from now. In the meantime, let’s take a look at all the hoopla.
Speaking of which, the Honda e:Ny1 is a production version (or, a near-production prototype) of the e:prototype (concept) we saw over two years ago. Most of the design elements have been retained, including the hidden rear door handles; they’re neatly concealed within the black elements of the door—just in front of the C-pillar.
The e:Ny1 is built around the company’s new e:N Architecture F platform that apparently offers—among other things—improved torsional rigidity—thanks to high-tensile steel used across 47% of the e:Ny1’s body.
Inside, there’s a large 15.1-inch portrait-style touchscreen for all your infotainment cravings, and there’s also a driver display, of course. And, don’t miss those rotary knobs right next to the outer air vents. As mentioned, Honda didn’t share a ton of details on this upcoming product, but it’s not too far from now either.
That F in the platform’s name is suggestive of the fact that the e:Ny1 is a front-wheel-drive SUV with an integrated drive unit (motor + gearbox) at the front, offering 150 kW (204 metric hp) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft). A 68.8 kWh battery pack is estimated to deliver a WLTP range of up to 412 km (256 mi). Honda claims that the battery pack will offer a DC fast-charging capability that’ll allow a 10 to 80% charge in just 45 minutes.