Honda is reportedly working on to bring the Prelude back to life. The 2-door coupe was produced between 1978 and 2001 and saw 5 generations before the Japanese automaker decided to conclude its production.
According to Japanese publication Best Car the Prelude along with the next generation NSX might come as all-electric models. The Best Car report says the NSX will be an all-wheel-drive power by solid-state battery and is meant to compete with the next-generation Nissan GT-R. The resurrected Prelude would compete against the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR86, the report says.
Unlike other Japanese automakers, Honda looks to have admitted that the electric vehicles do have a future. The automaker is working with General Motors on a series of new EVs, including SUVs, that will begin rolling out in 2024. The two automakers will also pair up on a series of affordable electric vehicles that will start arriving in 2027.
Honda has also formed a 50:50 joint venture with Sony, called as the Sony Honda Mobility Inc. with sales expected to begin from 2025. Honda intends to increase sales of battery-powered and fuel cell EVs to 40% of total global annual deliveries by the end of the decade. This is expected to grow to 80% by 2035 before pulling the plug off the combustion engine altogether in 2040. To achieve that, a new dedicated electric platform will debut during the second half of the decade.
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