Following the overwhelming success of the Urban EV Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda will debut a near-production concept of its first fully-electric car at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Dropping the “Concept” name tag, The Urban will be Honda’s first battery-powered car to be sold in Europe and will go on sale in 2020. A year after its worldwide debut, the full production version will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.
Last year, Honda’s little concept EV received great reviews across the board, with many praising its simple and retro design alongside over-the-top vehicles at the show. Honda’s Chief Makoto Iwaki said at the show that his aim was to make the Urban EV Concept look “fun-to-drive and approachable.”
Honda says that the production car will look a lot like the concept and is looking to sell 5,000 a year in Europe, rivalling Skoda’s electric Citigo Minicar which will be launched this year among others in the small car segment.