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Honda’s Latest Game-Changer: The 2024 Compact Electric SUV with 412 Km Range and 15-Inch Touchscreen

Honda is set to expand its electric vehicle (EV) portfolio in the European market with the introduction of the 2024 Honda e:Ny1 compact SUV. While Honda has been relatively late to enter the EV segment, this new model represents the company’s commitment to electrification in international markets, particularly in Europe.

The 2024 Honda e:Ny1 is based on an entirely new platform called the e:N Architecture F, which is designed to enhance driving dynamics. It features a front-wheel-drive platform and offers several key advantages, including a low center of gravity, a high-rigidity body structure, and well-thought-out under-floor aerodynamics. These features are aimed at improving driving confidence, performance, and overall comfort.

The new platform also contributes to improved torsional rigidity through the use of high-tensile steel, making the vehicle’s ride quality better and allowing the suspension system to work more efficiently.

In terms of design, the e:Ny1 is reminiscent of the Honda HR-V but with distinct styling elements. It features new headlamps, a closed grille, a unique set of alloy wheels, and branding elements like a white-colored ‘H’ logo on the charging flap and steering wheel. The interior is expected to be spacious and equipped with a large 15.1-inch vertically mounted touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a separate instrument console.

Under the hood, the 2024 Honda e:Ny1 is powered by a 68.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a lightweight three-in-one integrated power drive unit that produces 201 hp and 310 Nm of torque. Honda claims a range of 412 km (approximately 255 miles) based on the WLTP cycle. The vehicle supports fast charging, with the ability to charge from 10% to 80% in just 45 minutes using a DC fast charger.

While Honda has not provided an official launch timeline for the e:Ny1 in Europe, it is expected to debut in the coming months. The pricing is anticipated to be around £30,000, putting it in competition with other electric SUVs like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Peugeot e-2008. If launched in India, it would compete with electric SUVs like the upcoming Hyundai Creta EV, Kia Seltos EV, and Tata Curvv EV.

Honda’s Latest Game-Changer: The 2024 Compact Electric SUV with 412 Km Range and 15-Inch Touchscreen
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