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Honda Prelude name revived on a hybrid coupe—in the U.K., for now


  • Honda is bringing back the Prelude nameplate
  • Honda has only confirmed the Prelude for Europe, but all signs point to its return to the US too
  • The Prelude will be a hybrid coupe, likely adopting the powertrain of the Civic Hybrid

Honda Prelude lives.

On Tuesday, Honda confirmed that the Prelude will return with a modern hybrid coupe. So far, the Prelude's return has only been announced. Confirmed for EuropeBut there is reason to believe that the prestigious name Return to the US Too.

Honda Prelude Concept

Honda Prelude Concept

Previewed in concept form at the Tokyo Auto Show in October 2023, details are scant at this time. The new Prelude appears to be a reskinned Civic coupe, which is no longer sold in the U.S.

Although the exterior of the concept looks production-ready, Honda has not shown the interior. The concept has dark-tinted windows that cannot be seen through easily.

Honda remained mum on the production car's powertrain, but did confirm it There will be hybrids Which provides “driving pleasure through a perfect balance of driving dynamics and fuel efficiency”. 2025 Civic Hybrid Recently launched, it's quicker and more fun to drive than the base turbo-4 car. The Civic Hybrid isn't available with a manual transmission, and it's unclear if the new Prelude will have this capability #giveashift,

Honda Prelude Concept

Honda Prelude Concept

The Prelude nameplate was launched in Japan in 1978. Historically it has been a sporty front-wheel-drive coupe, with smooth bodywork covering the mechanicals of mainstream models.

Honda showed the Prelude Concept from the 2023 Tokyo Auto Show at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Honda Prelude Trademark Renewed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) through August 15, 2023.

The Prelude nameplate retires in 2022 when it ends production after five generations.

The Prelude concept, which has been repainted red since its launch in white, will be shown at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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