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Honda P-NUT Concept at LA

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

The Honda P-NUT at the LA Motor Show

This is another of those ‘Lets see what we can make’ type concepts with probably precious little chance of being made. But the Honda ‘Personal-Neo Urban Transport’ – or Honda P-NUT – does make for an interesting micro city car concept.

The P-NUT is a three-seat (which sounds great in principle, but all 3-seat cars – McLaren F1 included – are a pain for the driver to get in and out) concept with masses of angular lines and glass, designed to be offered with one of three powertrains – a petrol, petrol-electric hybrid or pure EV. Its name is a bit of a misnomer, as it looks more like a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet than a peanut, and some of the deign features – like the virtually non-existent headlights – would never get through regulations on a production car.

Can’t see it getting through impact tests either, with no real bumpers and the drivers legs reaching almost to the front of the car. The back end will be filled with engines and/or batteries so it won’t be much use as anything other than a city runaround.

Still, interesting looking concept.

By Cars UK