Honda Urban EV order books to open in 2019

Honda’s Urban EV concept is set to go into production globally next year with very little changes to the design.

At the Japanese automaker’s press conference, Honda revealed it will start taking orders in Europe beginning in early 2019, with product soon to follow.

A concept version hinting at the production model was displayed at the Frankfurt motor show last September, and is also being shown at the ongoing Geneva motor show. The final production version is due to be revealed at the 2019 Geneva Show.

Exterior-wise, Honda should be able to build something similar to the concept, albeit with some production-friendly changes.

The Urban EV has low and wide proportions and is 100m shorter than the Jazz. Inside, Honda has intended to create maximum visibility for drivers by using slim A-pillars and a wide windscreen. A ‘floating’ dashboard console houses the steering wheel column, a set of simple control buttons and a panoramic screen.