The extended unveiling of the Honda E is coming to an end, with the electric hatch finally revealed in its production trim ahead of its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show this month.
In February the company unveiled the E Prototype, and the differences between the two vehicles are exceptionally hard to spot.
So far the only changes we can spot are traditional Honda badges at both ends in place of the Prototype's illuminated H logos, an NFC (Near-Field Communication) logo on the B-pillar, modified front fog lights, and the loss of the Honda Design badge on the sills.
Everything else from the E Prototype is carried over to the production car, including the five-door layout, frameless windows, flush-fitting door handles, minimalist detailing, round LED head- and tail-lights, and side view cameras.
In Europe the E will be available with the choice of two electric motors: one with 100kW, and a more powerful variant with 113kW. Both versions have a quoted torque figure of 315Nm.
Foot to the floor the E has a 0-100km/h time of around eight seconds. Equipped with a standard 35.5kWh battery the claimed driving range on a full charge is 220 kilometres.
Connected to a fast charger, the E's batteries can be topped up to 80 per cent of capacity within 30 minutes. The range-topping model will ride on 225/45 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres with 17-inch alloy wheels.
Like the exterior, the interior doesn't feel the need to shout about how sporty it is. The dashboard has simple horizontal lines with a long strip of faux wood, is bookended by side view displays, and is dominated by two 12.3-inch touchscreens.
The car's voice recognition system can be activated by the phrase "OK Honda", and owners are able to use their smartphones to connect remotely to the E to check its battery status, view its location, and operate the climate control system.
Navigation details and charging station locations can be sent from a smartphone to the car.
The E is available for order in the France, Germany, Norway and the UK.
Previously Honda Australia has told CarAdvice it is interested in the E, but cautioned it stopped selling hybrids locally as it "couldn’t make it economically stack up".