Honda's hybrid supercar has left the local market, but rumours emerge of an SUV with an NSX powertrain.
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The Honda NSX has been retired from the Australian line-up, the company has confirmed.

According to VFACTS data, only nine examples of the $420,000 Honda coupe have sold since the car was released in 2016 – and none in 2020 – prompting the NSX to be removed from sale.

Honda Australia confirmed the decision, telling CarAdvice new orders for the model can no longer be placed. The NSX does remain on sale in other markets such as the US and UK.

However, rumours out of Japan suggest Honda may have plans to develop an SUV based on the underpinnings of the hybrid supercar.

Japanese publication Best Car Web reports Honda could create a sports SUV designed to rival the likes of the Lamborghini Urus, using much of the technology borrowed from the NSX.

While the mid-engined packaging of the 427kW/646Nm NSX does not naturally lend itself to an SUV body style, the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 could be mounted at the front of the car, sending drive to the rear, and with electric hub motors to make the vehicle all-wheel-drive.

At this stage it's thought the NSX SUV project is still in its early planning phase, and would not become a reality until 2025 at the earliest.