Live stream debut at 1:30 PM EST / 10:30 AM PST.
Update: The live broadcast has concluded. Take a look at Honda’s latest conceptual designs and EV emblem in our initial posts.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is currently underway in Las Vegas, and Honda is making waves with their latest fleet of electric cars. A sneak peek photo shared on their social media has piqued curiosity but also left some uncertainty, which will hopefully be clarified shortly. The official unveiling is set for today at 10:30 PM PT / 1:30 PM ET, and you can watch it live right here.
There are strong indications that this development is significant for Honda. As the Japanese company ends its partnership with General Motors on Ultium, we can expect to gain insight into their plans for electric cars. In early December, Honda shared a photo featuring a highly inclined front end, which hints at a potential wedge-shaped design in the works. It remains uncertain whether this will be an extreme concept or a feasible production model. Based on the unconventional wheel shown in the dimly lit image, it seems to be something in between.
It appears that Honda may be taking inspiration from Hyundai’s strategy in this particular instance. It is likely that the executives at Honda are aware of the widespread admiration for the N Vision 74 Concept and its nostalgic, wedge-shaped design. However, Honda’s interpretation may not have as pointed of a front end, and there is uncertainty about the design behind the front wheels. Additionally, Honda has explicitly stated that they will be unveiling an “electric vehicle series” at the upcoming show. This opens up the potential for multiple vehicles or different versions of a similar concept.
Regardless of the circumstances, Honda faces the task of making strides in the field of battery-electric vehicles. Revealed last September, the Prologue serves as their initial foray into the mainstream EV market, utilizing the same Ultium architecture utilized by the Chevrolet Blazer EV. However, recent reports from our partners at InsideEVs reveal complications with this platform. As a result, Honda must now rise to the challenge of developing its own unique approach, and today we may catch a glimpse of their plans.