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Beloved car revived as EV hybrid – and it’s a lot different to the usual model


'This model will become the prelude for our future models'

A BELOVED car which was shelved over twenty years ago has been revived as a hybrid vehicle.

Japanese automaker Honda has brought back the once-popular Prelude after it was axed in 2001.

The reimagined two-seat coupe boasts a long front overhand, short dash-to-axle distance and a forward-placed cabin.

The vehicle's pointy nose, flowing curves and wide fenders all give the Prelude a sporty look.

It marks a very different look to its predecessor, which became known for its signature rear-drive coupes with long noses, rear-set cabins and short trunks.

First launched in 1978, the second generation Prelude sold over 300,000 units between 1983 and 1987.

However, sales plummeted in the 1990s, and with the company only selling around 10,000 units a year, Honda decided to discontinue the car.

"The word 'prelude' means an 'introductory or preceding peformance," said Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe during the car's press conference.

"This model will become the prelude for our future models, which will inherit the 'joy of driving' into the full-fledged electrified future and embody Honda's unalterable sports mindset."

It comes after one car expert was left disappointed after trying a major brand's new electric vehicle.

Content creator Tish took to YouTube channel Electroheads to review a new all-electric SUV.

The cars pro gave her "brutal opinions" and explained to viewers whether the Honda E:NY1 is worth purchasing.

The £47,000 vehicle boasts a 256 miles of range and it can reach a top speed of 99mph.

Elsewhere, a Honda NSX - found abandoned and submerged in a river for fifteen years - sold for a fortune.

The car was found in 2019 in Yadkin River in North Carolina during an unrelated missing person investigation.

The Honda - with 32,000 miles on the odometer - was stolen in 2003 and dumped in the river, The Drive reports.

For the past four years, the car was owned by a towing company before a salvage company purchased it - and has now shared some images of the Honda.