Honda is poised to reveal the S660 Concept at the forthcoming Tokyo motor show. This is the second time Honda has hinted at a production two-seat kei car, the first was the EV-STER unveiled at the last Tokyo show in 2011.
The S660 Concept retains its precursor’s overall form and volumes while moving closer to production reality. The front face has adopted a more traditional Honda corporate look while the door shut line has been moved further back than the EV-STER’s for an easier transition to production.
The bodyside and rear end remain virtually identical otherwise, though the S660 is devoid of all blue-colored ornamentation, signaling its return to conventional power – a midship-mounted three-cylinder engine drives the rear wheels via a CVT gearbox.
Inside, the diminutive two-seat cockpit is swathed in carbon fiber and gains a traditional steering wheel – though flattened at the top and bottom – rather than the joystick handles of its concept forebear.
The interior, which Honda calls a ‘super cockpit’, has a clear driver-centric layout with electronic displays flanking the driver’s area and communicating the drop-top’s sporting intent.
The S660 is tipped to enter production in Japan as early as next year.
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