The upcoming 2023 Japan Mobility Show, starting on October 25, will see Honda taking bringing a wide-ranging selection of concepts geared towards sustainable mobility to the show floor. The automaker has pre-announced its lineup, which boasts several world premieres. Notably, Honda’s approach this year echoes a theme of transcending traditional constraints, both in terms of resources and the evolving landscape of driving.
Honda’s SUSTAINA-C Concept is an embodiment of innovative thinking, and it looks great. Painted red with a striking white roof, this compact model resembles a miniaturized Honda e. But what truly stands out is its material—acrylic resin, which is not only recyclable but also reusable. Honda’s vision behind this model is to showcase the potential of “resource circulation”. The vehicle represents a future where cars break free from the limitations of finite resources, offering environmental sustainability alongside enduring joy and freedom of mobility.
On the sportier side, the Specialty Sports Concept is another of Honda’s electrifying world premieres. While details remain sparse with no teasers released, what is known emphasizes the pure exhilaration of driving. This electric sports car is designed for an age rapidly moving towards carbon neutrality, where electrified and automated driving technologies are the norm. Yet, Honda’s aim with this concept is to let drivers experience unparalleled driving pleasure, allowing them to transcend not just the boundaries of traditional driving but also the constraints of time and routine. According to a source or two, this could car could be the EV successor to the NSX.
Curiosity also surrounds the relation between this new sports car and the Sports EV Concept from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Both emphasize the joy of driving, but how they compare remains to be seen.
Other showcases include the CI-MEV, a two-seater electric hatchback for last-mile mobility, and the Pocket Concept motorcycle designed for environmental efficiency. Honda will also introduce the Japanese market to the Prologue Prototype.