Honda is resurrecting the Perception nameplate — a five-passenger gasoline-electric hybrid sedan with a brand new profile — to be slotted above the Civic and can present a prototype on the Detroit auto present subsequent month.
The all-new Perception will characteristic Honda’s newest two-motor hybrid system and will probably be launched within the U.S. in the summertime as the most recent electrified automobile within the Honda lineup, the corporate mentioned Tuesday.
Henio Arcangeli Jr., normal supervisor of the Honda Division, mentioned the subsequent Perception was developed to supply ample inside area and best-in-class efficiency “with out the everyday tradeoffs.”
The Perception, launched in 1999, was America’s first gasoline-electric hybrid automobile, with an EPA freeway score of 70 mpg. The second-generation, five-door Perception debuted in 2009 with extra inside area and performance.
U.S. gross sales of the Perception peaked at 20,962 in 2010.
Honda mentioned it undertook a brand new method with the Perception’s newest styling, packaging, premium options and efficiency to enchantment to mainstream-car consumers.
It can present gasoline financial system that’s aggressive with different compact hybrid fashions.
Honda says the Perception will probably be constructed at its Greensburg, Ind., meeting plant, alongside the Civic and CR-V.