Honda announced plans for two new electric vehicles based on GM’s Ultium platform last spring, and now new details about them are starting to emerge.
According to The Detroit Bureau, both will be electric crossovers. Little is known about them, but Acura and Honda will each receive one.
That isn’t much to go on but, when the deal was announced last year, the companies said the electric platform would be modified to “support Honda’s driving character.” The two automakers also revealed the models would have unique styling inside and out.
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While the crossovers will look different than their General Motors counterparts, the company’s hands will be clearly visible. In particular, Honda and GM have previously said the vehicles will have OnStar and “GM’s hands-free advanced driver-assist technology.” The latter is likely a reference to the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
Both models will be built at GM factories and sold in the United States and Canada, and they are slated to arrive in time for the 2024 model year.
In other news, the publication is reporting that Honda has confirmed their “top-selling models” will receive hybrid variants. There’s no word on specifics, but Honda already offers a handful of hybrids including the Accord, CR-V and Insight. We can expect more in the future and likely candidates include the Pilot and Passport.