Honda has just announced big new plans for the financial year 2022-2023 with a rather comphernsive model onslaught. The automaker has revealed its plans on the eve of the world premiere of the new Civic E: HEV.
The year 2022 will be outlined by the new Civic E: HEV that will be launched later this year. The manufacturer has also achieved its commitment to electrify its mainstream models by end of 2022.
However the fiscal year 2023 is said to be the big year for Honda again with a many new models set to arrive with electrification in mind. New additions will include
· Electric B-segment SUV, previewed as the e:Ny1 Prototype
· C-segment full hybrid SUV
· All new CR-V hybrid &PHEV versions.
The e-Ny1 electric vehicle will be at the centre of Honda’s product line-up and will be the first to arrive in showrooms early next year. Not much has been revealed in terms of details however in press conference video the prototype SUV can clearly be seen as an upright SUV much like the HR-V.
No details have been revealed as of now but Honda has said it will offer a unique blend of dynamics, technology and design that Honda is known for, the compact SUV will provide a great option for families looking for their first EV.
“The completion of our electrification goal marks a significant moment for Honda in Europe,” says Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. “However, we’re not resting on our laurels. We are already well advanced with our plans to further expand the choice of battery-electric and hybrid vehicles for our customers and increase our offering in the fast-growing B- and C-SUV segments. The new models we will introduce in 2023 set the course for the next generation of electrified Honda cars, all retaining the engaging driving dynamics comfort and exceptional usability to which our customers have become accustomed.”
Next up will be an all new C-segment SUV that will sit between the HR-V and CR-V in its product portfolio. Images shown in the video showcase a radically designed SUV complete with roof carrier and big wheels among other key details.
Honda is also working on a new generation upgrade for the CR-V that should take shape in the coming months. The company claims alongside regular hybrid versions, for the first time plug in hybrid versions or PHEV versions will also be on sale.
Last of all will be the new Civic Type-R will arrive for those hardcore automotive enthusiasts, details of which remain sketchy and tight lipped.