Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/16/23 10:03 a.m.
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Honda loves surprises. How do we know? Because its next-gen Prelude concept made a surprise debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

No new details are being offered on the Prelude concept besides what we already know from the Japan Mobility Show late last month.

Want to see the Prelude for yourself? It’ll be on display at the L.A. Auto Show through …

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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/16/23 1:08 p.m.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
11/16/23 2:27 p.m.

It is a two door car...... Honda won't sell it here. Four doors are the forced fad to buy.  Looks like a decent car to me.

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/16/23 3:13 p.m.

It looks a lot less ungainly than the final Civic coupes we received.

I always felt like the final Accord coupes were too big while the Civic coupes were a little too small. It's hard to judge size from photos but it looks like this is somewhere in the middle?

I doubt it's going to be a liftback and a manual option is a pipe dream, but it'd be nice if they at least didn't make the same mistake as the CR-Z and offered an Si trim or something with more power and good suspension.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
11/16/23 3:16 p.m.

It's an EV, isn't it?  So no manual transmission option.  It is a good looking car, though, and it's nice to finally see a sporty EV that isn't a big truck or SUV that may be priced for average people.

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/16/23 3:19 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

They recently clarified that it's a hybrid, not an EV.

metallitubby
metallitubby New Reader
11/16/23 3:19 p.m.
MyMiatas said:

It is a two door car...... Honda won't sell it here. Four doors are the forced fad to buy.  Looks like a decent car to me.

It's ready to go on our part.

DRSZone
DRSZone GRM+ Memberand New Reader
11/17/23 1:15 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

guarantee its some hybrid BS

DRSZone
DRSZone GRM+ Memberand New Reader
11/17/23 1:16 p.m.

I feel very confident Honda wont get out of its own way and this is going to have some HYBRID garbage for the Non Enthusiast.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
11/17/23 1:37 p.m.
DRSZone said:

I feel very confident Honda wont get out of its own way and this is going to have some HYBRID garbage for the Non Enthusiast.

I'm going to take a wild guess here that it will be the hybrid drivetrain out of the Accord mated to their CVT. 

The styling of the stock photo is amazing and I love it. 

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/17/23 2:14 p.m.

But assuming they federalize the chassis for US sales why don't they just put the type R drivetrain we all want in it?

It does look really nice.  

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
11/17/23 2:28 p.m.
nocones said:

But assuming they federalize the chassis for US sales why don't they just put the type R drivetrain we all want in it?

It does look really nice.  

The CR-Z is the only reference needed here to prove that Honda won't do that. 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
11/17/23 8:52 p.m.

I got to see in the flesh yesterday. It is a really nice looking car. I hope they give it a nice drivetrain.

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