Japanese automaker Honda has showcased two futuristic electric concept cars, named the Saloon and Space-Hub, at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The designs provide a glimpse into Honda's upcoming 0 Series of electric vehicles.
The Saloon, drawing inspiration from 1970s wedge-shaped concepts, is set to influence the first production model of the 0 Series scheduled for a 2026 release. While the gull-wing doors showcased in the concept may not make it to the final product, Honda emphasizes the Saloon's foundation on a new dedicated EV platform.
The Saloon's exterior, with its low and wide design, conceals a spacious interior featuring a human-machine interface (HMI) instrument panel made from sustainable materials. The concept also introduces advancements in steer-by-wire and motion control management systems, hinting at potential features in the production version.
The Space-Hub concept, although not destined for production, provides insights into Honda's vision for the 0 Series. This minivan-like study emphasizes a futuristic electric model with an expansive glass roof for panoramic views.
The passenger compartment, positioned behind the driver, fosters flexible seating arrangements, creating a hub connecting passengers and the external environment. The unconventional rear-end design, characterized by a rectangular lighting strip and the absence of a windshield, remains unexplained by Honda.
Honda's announcement at CES also included the introduction of a new “H mark” logo for its upcoming EV models, including the 0 Series. The company states that the design symbolizes “two outstretched hands,” reflecting Honda's commitment to expanding mobility possibilities and meeting customer needs.