Honda reveals new Honda Prelude concept​

25th October 2023 Source

TOKYO, Japan, October 25, 2023 -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Director, President and Representative, Toshihiro Mibe held a press conference today, at the JAPAN MOBILITY SHOW 2023.

Prelude Concept will take the “joy of driving” into the full-fledged electrified future

​Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Director, President and Representative, Toshihiro Mibe​: "​I have introduced some of the mobility products that embody Honda’s dreams, which represent the Honda of today and the future. But we know our customers are expecting one more thing from Honda, and that is sports models.

At the automobile electrification business briefing we held last year, I talked about future sports models. Today, to conclude my presentation, I would like to show you one of them – the specialty sports model.

Everyone, this is the Prelude Concept.

Honda has always been committed to creating sporty vehicles. And the word “prelude” means an “introductory or preceding performance.” This model will become the prelude for our future models which will inherit the “joy of driving” into the full-fledged electrified future and embody Honda’s unalterable sports mindset. The Prelude Concept is a specialty sports model that will offer exhilarating experience that makes you want to keep going forever and extraordinary excitement you never felt before.

In order to offer the “joy of driving” only Honda can realize, we are diligently progressing with development, so please keep your expectations high for this model."

New concept Honda Prelude revealed at Japan mobility show

When will the new Honda Prelude release in the UK?

It is not yet known when or if the Honda Prelude will release in the UK. If previous models are anything to go by, the final production model will initially release in Japan with Europe to follow. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news!

How much will the Honda Prelude cost?

No price indication has been announced as of the initial reveal. Looking at the trend of recent models and, you can expect it the new Prelude to be upwards of £30k - £40k +.

Will the new Prelude be Electric or Petrol?

Honda have said that the new Honda Prelude concept is the initial model which will inherit the “joy of driving for Honda's electrified future". Of course "Electrified" could mean either electric or hybrid, but the Prelude has since been confirmed by a full self charging hybrid. The company has indicated that multiple EV sports cars are in the works, and the other may be a spiritual successor to the Honda NSX.

What will the Honda Prelude production model look like?

The concept is a 2-door coupe with a low profile which continues Honda's sleek and minimalistic design language used in their most recent electrified vehicles. There is nothing outlandish or looks to hold this design back from mass production. Concepts give manufactures the opportunity to flex their design and technological capabilities but can end up being unrealistic for the real world. This concept appears to be not far off from what we could expect from the production model.

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What used to be the Tokyo Motor Show is now “reborn” as the JAPAN MOBILITY SHOW, which will offer an exciting look into the future of not only cars and motorcycles, but a broader range of mobility products, services and technologies.

Honda is a company that started off with motorcycles, but has been expanding the lineup of its mobility products to include automobiles, and now aircraft and more. In light of the evolution of the “Tokyo Motor Show” into the “JAPAN MOBILITY SHOW,” at the Honda booth, we will be exhibiting not only automobiles but diverse forms of current and future mobility that Honda is pursuing.

We offer visitors the opportunity to experience the future mobility Honda dreams of, and also to participate in creating the future mobility with us.

For a summary of Honda's Mobility Show 2023 Click here.