May 12, 2023: The Japanese carmaker Honda has been gaining a lot of attention since it shared its plan of launching its second EV in the European market. Aimed at Europe's growing demand for B-segment SUVs, Honda launched a new all-electric crossover for European markets called the e:Ny1 last week. It's the company's second production EV for the region, post the launch of Honda E compact.
Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe Ltd at a media event in Germany said, "The e:Ny1 is the logical next step on our electrification journey in Europe. Our development philosophy blends intelligent, customer-centric technology with beautiful design and fun-to-drive dynamics.” “This latest SUV exemplifies Honda's commitment to electrification and is the latest step on Honda's electrification journey,” he further added.
The auto brand claims that the e:Ny1 will feature an all-new layout architecture for Honda EVs, even though the model looks quite analogous to the gas-powered HR-V model.
Talking about the peripheral appearance, the exterior of the SUV features white “H” badges around the vehicle and a new “Honda” emblem on the back. In addition to this, the new e:Ny1 model will be the first to ride on Honda’s new e:N Architecture F. The EV platform is designed with a low centre of gravity and under-floor aerodynamics, thereby providing a dynamic sporty experience to the driver.
The refurbished version of Honda’s new B-segment electric SUV generates a maximum power of 201 and produces a torque of 228 lb-ft. The SUV is fueled by a single front motor and along with a 68.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, the exemplary SUV has up to 256 miles (412 km) WLTP range and the ability to fast charge from 10% to 80% in just 40 - 45 minutes.
On the interior side, the EV comes up with a brand new centre console with a simple yet modern layout formulated for functionality with wireless charging and an extensive 15.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Apart from this, the EV also offers a multi-functional sporty steering and ambient lighting on the doors.
The Honda e:Ny1 is expected to go on sale in Europe later this year and is designed to meet the growing demand for electric B-segment SUVs in the region. Moreover, Honda claims that the e: Ny1 is an ideal fun family car being a five-seater. The automaker brand also claims that this newly launched model has a good battery span, which would result in the need for only occasional home charging. These efforts reflect the automakers commitment towards its electric transition and contributing to Europe’s e-mobility goals.