The Honda e:Ny1 is a stylish electric compact SUV for Europe

Inspired by the European market Honda HR-V, the e:Ny1 has all-electric power and a large 15.1-inch touchscreen.

The Honda e:Ny1 unveiled today is an electric SUV that will soon be launched in Europe. The e: Ny1 seems to affect the European market HR-V, with a clean and sleek design and a new interior with a 15.1-inch touchscreen.

The 201hp engine powers the front wheels, and Honda says the e:Ny1 will run 256 miles on a charge on the WLTP test cycle in Europe. Honda’s first dedicated electric vehicle in the US, the Prologue SUV, won’t arrive until 2024,

but in Europe the brand has unveiled its second electric vehicle. The Honda e:Ny1 follows the classic Honda e hatchback, but ditches the retro styling for a modern, clean look.

The e:Ny1 is closely related to the e:NS1 and e:NP1 SUVs sold in China; The NS1 is sold through a joint venture between Honda and Dongfeng while the NP1 is sold through a joint venture between Honda and GAC.

The exterior design of the e:Ny1 is clearly based on the European market Honda HR-V, a smaller but sleeker SUV than the HR-V sold in the US.

The grille is closed and simplified at the front, perhaps to increase the e:Ny1 air. The crossover wears a white Honda badge to highlight its electric power, a new trademark from Honda.

However, the cabin is different from that of the HR-V.

The instrument cluster is a large 15.1-inch vertical touchscreen that controls almost every function, and the digital gauge cluster is reshaped into a simple rectangle.

Ambient light stands at the door, and Honda says that the integrated drive unit, electric motor and electric powertrain gearbox allow for efficient packaging, bringing more space.

This electric motor sends 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels, which is enough to be competitive in the European market.

The lithium-ion battery of 68.8 kWh provides a range of 256 kilometers in the WLTP testing process in Europe, and Honda says that the DC fast charging power will raise the battery from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes.

The e:Ny1 is not expected to come to the US, and Honda instead works together with General Motors in the US-market EVs. Acura’s predecessor, the ZDX, will ride on GM’s Ultium platform. Honda is working with Sony on a new electric car called Afeela that will be launched in 2026.

In Europe, Honda hopes to find success with the e:Ny1 while hitting the market for the Honda e in its first two years on the market. .