Honda Sports Ev Production Car May Be Previewed In Patent Drawings - Autoblog

Honda Sports EV production car may be previewed in patent drawings - Autoblog

Honda showed the Urban EV concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, then showed the Sports EV concept at that year's Tokyo Motor Show. Built on the same electric platform as the Urban EV, Honda designers showed how much classic sports car elan they could work into a diminutive package. The Urban EV has since become the production Honda E, due on sale later this year. Autoweek.nl recently dug up Japanese patent office images filed last December that show a potential production version of the Sports EV. The images show a redrawn coupe, the long hood and erect, aft-set glasshouse giving way to a more modish, elegant line. And we'd still rock it until its range ran out. Styling similarities with the Honda E and the original concept remain, such as the round headlights, bulging front fenders that arch above the hood, wide rear haunches, and black decorative panels. Yet within the fastback profile, the corners are much squarer, the cabin's been moved forward, and the taillights are triangular. Along with a shorter hood, the effect is that of a pure mid-engined silhouette, complete with what look like functional vents ahead of the rear wheels. Assuming the dimensions aren't vastly different from those of the show car, we're talking about a product around the size of a Mazda MX-5 Miata. It's not the "backyard custom car feel" that designer Makoto Harada aimed for with the concept, but it puts a lot of pert confidence in a small footprint. At that Tokyo show, Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said the chances of a production Sport EV concept "depend on feedback from Europe and Japan." Based on our own reading, the feedback's been outstanding, and we know Honda plans to expand use of the Honda E's platform into other vehicle classes, including a commercial vehicle. Of course, patent drawings are nothing more than bookmarks notating a particular piece of intellectual property. However, if Honda put its 35.k-kWh battery and electric motor with 148 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque into the car in these images, we think we'd be looking at another electric hit.

Nissan Altima Previewed In Design Sketch Before Nyc Reveal

Nissan Altima previewed in design sketch before NYC reveal

Nissan released this sketch with a four-line press release about the 2019 Altima: "This official exterior sketch reveals an expressive, sophisticated all-new Altima and hints at the future of Nissan's sedan design language." It's peculiar timing for such a stroke for two reasons: Nissan unveiled the in-the-metal Vmotion 2.0 concept one year ago, which previewed design motifs for future products, and we've already seen spy shots of Altima prototypes that — as is to be expected — aren't nearly as slick as the Vmotion 2.0 nor as this sketch.

However, it does appear that the Altima will be the truest Nissan to the Vmotion 2.0 design themes. The grille, the front intakes, the thin, angled headlight design, the jewelry inside the light housing, and the twin shoulder lines look to have been traced straight from last year's concept and made amenable to the midsize sedan crowd. The rear silhouette looks to match as well, and we'll bet the taillights contain heavy references to the concept. We'll have to wait until the New York Auto Show to know how well Vmotion 2.0 elements work when shrunk and applied to a sedan that can't take too many daring chances.

2018 Nissan 370z Heritage Edition Saw At New York International Auto Show

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition reviewed at New York International Auto ShowThe timetable says 2017, yet Nissan is putting forth an extraordinary early see of the 2018 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition at one week from now's New York International Auto Show. The Heritage Edition respects the notable Nissan sports auto as it methodologies its 50th commemoration toward the finish of the decade since its dispatch under the Datsun brand.

Tjin Edition Honda Fit Previewed For Sema 2014

Tjin Edition Honda Fit Previewed for SEMA 2014With SEMA just around the corner builders are now revealing the projects they’re taking to Las Vegas next month.
Tjin Edition has shared photos of its widebody 2015 Honda Fit that will be heading to SEMA this year. It sports a custom Axalta paint job over special body work. At all four corners are 18-inch iForged wheels wrapped with Falken tires.

2015 Nissan Frontier Previewed In Navara Teaser

2014 Chicago Auto Show : Nissan's Cummins tie-up bears first fruit with Frontier Diesel Runner conceptNissan just released a teaser image and video of its next Navara pickup truck.
Sold as the Frontier in North America, Nissan’s mid-size truck is part of a small segment in the U.S. currently dominated by the Toyota Tacoma. Meanwhile, Nissan hasn’t announced details about the new Frontier, but the current truck has been in production since 2005.

Nissan Reportedly Looking To Introduce New Z-car, Previewed By Tokyo Motor Show Concept

Nissan Reportedly Looking to Introduce New Z-Car, Previewed by Tokyo Motor Show ConceptThe motor show sidelines are an amazing place to learn new information from the industry – heck, some of it is so fresh and radical, it eventually fails to materialize, despite being passed on at the time with no intention to deceive. We therefore look with great interest and a little bit of skepticism at what Auto Express found out when speaking to Nissan’s development boss, Andy Palmer, at the Frankfurt motor show.

Next Lexus Rx Previewed With Jdm Toyota Harrier?

Next Lexus RX previewed with JDM Toyota Harrier?Japanese site CarWatch has revealed images of the next-generation Toyota Harrier, known to US and European buyers as the Lexus RX. The new model features a considerably more aggressive fascia in keeping with some of the latest Lexus design trends, while the back features a pair of wide, wraparound taillights.

Next Subaru Wrx Previewed By Advanced Tourer Concept

Tokyo 2011 Subaru Advanced Tourer ConceptAccording to sources, the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show was actually an early look at the next-generation Subaru WRX .

the front end Advanced Tourer's front end will go onto the WRX, with other aspects of the concept made more aggressive to suit the personality of Subaru's rally-ready racer.