Published on April 26th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


All-New Honda e:NP2 & e:NS2 EVs Shown In China, Built By GAC & Dongfeng

The Honda e:NS2 and Honda e:NP2 are China exclusive successor models by GAC and Dongfeng.

Back in 2021, Honda showed two China-exclusive electric vehicles – the e:NP1 and the e:NS1. These both resembled the Honda HR-V but featured new and more rigid architecture (called the e:N Architecture F) and revised underpinnings to help accommodate underfloor batteries. 3 years on, we have a second generation of these China-exclusive Honda EVs.

Honda E:NS2 by Dongfeng Honda

The all-new Honda e:NP2 will remain a GAC-Honda exclusive while the all-new Honda e:NS2 will be a Dongfeng-Honda product. As before the cars will be built on the e:N Architecture F platform. A new high-capacity battery for the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) has been adopted, giving the new Honda EVs a claimed range of 545km on the optimistic China Light Duty Vehicle Test Cycle (CLTC).

The new E:NP2 and E:NS2 feature new exterior designs that are more sophisticated and futuristic, blending the SUV and sedan form. These vehicles do not bear the retro-inspired Honda logo that was shown on the recent Honda concept EVs for the US market indicating a split in the company’s future product direction for China. There are also minor design distinctions between the new E:NP2 and E:NS2.

Just looking at the face of the car, the E:NP2 from Dongfeng features a Renault-inspired front design with the daytime running light graphic extending into the bumper in an oversized C-shape. The chrome accent runs over top the Honda logo and the lower bumper is finished in black. The GAC-produced Honda E:NS2 features arrow-shaped daytime running light graphics along the side of the vehicle. The chrome accent strip rungs through the Honda logo and the lower bumper features alternating lines in body colour and black. Both models feature flush door handles.

Inside, the cabin features high-end materials and advanced tech including ambient lighting, a large 12.8″ display audio infotainment device with Honda Connect 4.0.

The display audio interface can also be used to select aromas that are diffused into the cabin.

Another new feature is the Intelligent Heating System, which cuts power consumption by combining functions of the climate control with the powertrain’s heating function in winter. This is a first for any electrified Honda model.

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