Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Honda has unveiled the S660 concept on the eve of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda has unveiled the S660 concept on the eve of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

 Honda Small Sports EV Concept  (EV-STER) unveiled

With the S660 concept Honda is providing a preview of an upcoming kei-car for the Japanese market that will go on sale sometime in 2015. It looks as if they designed the car by taking many styling cues from the EV-STER concept showcased two years ago at the same motor show. Honda removed the electric powertrain of the EV-STER and replaced it with a 3-cylinder 660cc turbo engine rated at 64 bhp (48 kW) sent via a seven-speed CVT.

he two-seater convertible makes use of carbon materials to keep the model as lightweight as possible. Power is provided by a 10kWh lithium-ion battery that will keep it going for around 160km and propels the concept from 0-60kph in 5 seconds.

Honda describes the EV-STER's styling as innovating and dynamic with dimensions stated to be 3,570mm long, 1,500mm width and a height of 1,100mm.

The production version will feature a fully retractable roof and will be sold exclusively in Japan. There are some reports indicating Honda plans to sell the car in other areas of the world with a turbocharged 1.0-liter engine outputting 100 bhp (74 kW).  

Source: Al Ain Japan