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First interior shot and Honda Urban EV details revealed

Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show 2019, Honda has revealed the first image of the prototype dashboard of its hotly anticipated battery-electric Urban EV hatchback.

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The surprisingly revealing image details several points of interest beyond the obvious triplet of screens and full-width design. These include a charge port that’s accessible from mid-bonnet, a camera button on the end of the wiper stalk, heated seats & steering wheel, a ‘personal assistant’, pre-conditioning, and an electronic parking brake. In addition, an HDMI port connection is shown, which will enable third party devices such as blu-ray players to be connected and, presumably, displayed on the screens – and, providing power to devices is are two 230V AC sockets, with one labelled as offering 1,500W or enough to power your average microwave, vacuum cleaner, coffee machine and much more.

The overall design is a remarkably clean design despite the car’s obvious technology-focus, and features nods to Honda’s past with a wood trim atop the dash and minimal use of hard buttons other than for the climate and audio controls.

The interior builds on the Urban EV Concept, which was first shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The prototype version of the electric vehicle will be unveiled on 5 March at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 followed by a pre-production variant at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Unfortunately, no details on the powertrain have yet been revealed, nor the battery capacity or expected electric range. These details and more including pricing and full specification are expected to be released over the course of the year, with some coming to light at Geneva in a few weeks time.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.