Honda will unveil its highly anticipated and long-rumoured S2000 successor at next month’s Tokyo motor show.
Fans hoping for a new generation of the 2.0-litre rear-wheel-drive S2000 are likely to be disappointed with the Honda S660 concept, however, with the “open-top sports-type mini-vehicle” set to preview a Japan-only ‘kei car’ rather than a genuine rival for the likes of the Mazda MX-5.
Able to trace its sports car lineage back to the 360cc Honda S360 of 1962 – and subsequent S500, S600 and S800 evolutions – the S660 conceptgives a stylistic nod to the two-seat Honda Beat kei car of the early 1990s and is expected to be powered by a compact 660cc petrol engine.
Joining the all-new model on the Japanese manufacturer’s stand will also be the production version of the Honda Jazz-based Urban SUV crossover concept first seen at the 2013 Detroit auto show and, making its home-market premiere in concept form, the now-confirmed-for-Australia second-generation NSX.
Honda’s all-new Accord Plug-in Hybrid, Jazz (Fit in Japan), N-WGN, 50cc Dunk scooter and Uni-Cub personal mobility device will all also be on show along with a range of other production and concept automobiles and motorcycles, and of course ASIMO.
The 43rd Tokyo motor show begins on November 20.
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