Honda has revealed its new electric offering in Germany, based on an all-new e:N Architecture F platform that uses a 68.8 kWh battery that gives a claimed range of 412 km. The B-segment SUV e:Ny1 looks like the Honda HR-V on sale in other markets. It uses a single front-mounted motor that pushes a good 204 bhp and 310 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that the e:Ny1 can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in about 45 minutes.
Inside the cabin, a 15.1-inch vertically positioned touchscreen infotainment system takes the centre stage on the dashboard. Other highlights include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging and multiple storage spaces among others. The company claims that high-tensile steel has been used for 47 per cent of the SUVs body to increase torsional stiffness.
Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe Ltd said “The e:Ny1 is the logical next step on our electrification journey in Europe. Our development philosophy blends intelligent, customer-centric technology with beautiful design and fun-to-drive dynamics. This latest SUV exemplifies Honda’s commitment to electrification and is the latest step on Honda’s electrification journey.”
It is highly unlikely that the SUV will make it to the Indian shores, and the company has not officially given a statement on it. On the other hand, Honda is all set to launch its Hyundai Creta rival, the Honda Elevate soon.
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By: Sumesh Soman