It is so rare that we get a glimpse of an affordable new green car. Sure, we see updates on six-figure unicorns and lots of $65K five-passenger crossovers with battery-electric drivetrains. But we almost never hear word of a new affordable coupe coming, nerve mind one with a green hybrid powertrain. That’s why we are so interested in the new Prelude Concept from Honda.
The Prelude is a swoopy-looking pure two-door coupe in a world that has forgotten the definition of the word. One can apply all the best terms to it, such as low-slung and sporty.
Up front, Honda found a way to integrate the Honda signature styling in a new way. The low chin spoiler looks to be usable in the real world. It may even survive nose-in parking.
The headlights are sleek and modern in appearance.
The rear of the coupe is neatly-styled, and we love the way Honda is in the dark trim and Prelude the light.
The black-painted alloy rims are a real eye-pleaser, with the colorized Brembo brake calipers offering a splash of color to the white and black vehicle.
All of these views are appealing, but the most interesting angle to view the Prelude is from the side. It has a pure sports car profile.
Here’s to hoping the Prelude moves from Concept to reality at some point in the future.
John Goreham is an experienced New England Motor Press Association member and expert vehicle tester. John completed an engineering program with a focus on electric vehicles, followed by two decades of work in high-tech, biopharma, and the automotive supply chain before becoming a news contributor. In addition to his eleven years of work at Torque News, John has published thousands of articles and reviews at American news outlets. He is known for offering unfiltered opinions on vehicle topics. You can follow John on Twitter, and connect with him at Linkedin.
Image of Prelude Concept by Honda