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Honda has revealed three new electric cars... that'll only be available in China

Ye series will offer a clutch of RWD and AWD EVs, including a sporty new GT

Published: 17 Apr 2024

Honda’s unveiled a trio of new all-electric models it plans to showcase at the upcoming Auto China show in Beijing next week. Say ni hao to the Ye P7, Ye S7 and Ye GT concept. And you can't have any of them, unless you're in China.

Based on an entirely new EV platform, the P7 (the blue one) and S7 (the, um, mustard one) will be available in two guises. First up is a single-motor RWD version, which – according to Honda – will offer ‘sporty and crisp handling’. Hold on tightly to your McCoys.

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The other is a twin-motor AWD model. This time, Honda is aiming for power and responsive handling to "realise driving at the will of the driver". An unlikely selling point... until you consider the burgeoning age of autonomous driving, s’pose.

The exteriors of the Ye P7 and Ye S7 scream conventional crossover SUV, because they, er, are. We’re told the interiors will be feature plenty of space, ambient lighting and an AI-based digital assistant.

The third of the trio is the Ye GT concept (the red one), sporting a lower, wider body and a more driver-focused attitude. Indeed, Honda tells us the GT's "dynamic performance has been thoroughly refined to provide the ultimate driving experience". Looks sporty, fits sporty too, says Honda: there's a 'race-driver' style cockpit for the driver, while the passenger apparently gets a cinema-style view.

We’re also told the P7 and S7 are the first of six models planned for the Ye series, which is meant to offer a ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ human-centric design approach. We haven’t been given any other metrics around battery size, performance and range just yet.

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But we know they're collaborative efforts from Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda, and as thus as mentioned, will only be sold in China. The crossovers hit showrooms at the end of 2024, while the GT production cars are currently slated for release before the end of 2025.

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