It looks like the NSX may be the next icon to lend its badge to the tailgate of an SUV. In an attempt to strengthen its crossover offering, the Honda is rumoured to be looking at developing a sports SUV with the image of the current NSX in mind.
According to information sourced by Best Car Web Japan from unnamed Honda officials, the brand is basing this decision off global trends which show that consumers of large SUVs pursue sportiness as a prominent attribute. Considering Honda’s current halo car is the hybrid-electric NSX, it will be using this as a basis for the design while sharing the iconic moniker much like the current Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The aim for this product is to possess the striking design cues of the mid-engined performance car while retaining generous packaging. This project is still in its conceptual stage and, if confirmed, a debut for this product will likely be slotted for 2025 at the earliest.
Alongside this, Honda is also looking at creating a competitor for models such as the Toyota Raize, Yaris Cross and Nissan Kicks. This crossover is rumoured to use a newly developed platform which will make use of a 1,0-litre turbo-triple as well as a naturally aspirated 1,5-litre four-cylinder mill assisted by an electric motor.
*Render sourced from Jennings Motor Group