The Geneva Motor Show just opened its doors for regular visitors but automakers are already on a straight line towards the next worldwide-relevant event, the New York Auto Show taking place in April.
The Japanese automaker Honda decided to kick off the teasing game for its major premieres – the upcoming Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. The green segment is starting to look interestingly wide – there’s the Hyundai Ioniq three-member family and now the Honda Clarity is getting the same treatment. We already know how the Clarity Fuel Cell works and Honda will be eager to showcase the Clarity Electric and Clarity PHEV during the 2017 New York Auto Show – the trio should reveal their DNA connections but still feature some bespoke elements.
Honda has so far detailed briefly the two new versions – both will have five seats, and the Clarity Electric will come first, followed by the US release across all 50 states of the Clarity PHEV (with “an all-electric driving range rating in excess of 40 miles”). Honda aims to keep the Clarity Electric at the bottom of the pack, with a twist, making it the “first affordable, midsize, five-passenger battery electric vehicle (BEV). The third vehicle in the Clarity series, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, will launch in all 50 states and will be the volume leader in the series.”