The concept models, named “Space-Hub” and “Saloon,” will serve as the basis for the initial production of the “Honda 0 Series” EV, as stated by the Japanese automaker. Honda stated that the new “0 Series” vehicles are being created with three main principles in mind: “Thin, light, and wise.”
Honda Unveils Electric Concepts at CES 2026
Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe stated that in a press release, “We aim to establish a brand-new value starting from scratch, with ‘thin, light, and wise’ as the core principles for our upcoming Honda 0 EV series, pushing the pleasure and independence of mobility to new heights.”
The initial model of the Honda 0 Series, inspired by the Saloon concept, will be introduced in North America, with subsequent model launches planned in Japan, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.
The Saloon presents a stylish and futuristic appearance, resembling vehicles from the “Tron” movies. Its front showcases a sizable open-mouthed light with neon illumination, housing a redesigned Honda “H” at the center. The rear mirrors the front with a large indented rectangular area, illuminated by red lights and featuring the “Honda” logo in the center.
Inside, the Saloon boasts a simple digital cockpit, featuring a yoke steering wheel akin to concept cars unveiled at CES by other companies. Accessing the vehicle involves a large falcon wing door that opens upward from the vehicle’s roof.
The Space-Hub is a minivan or shuttle that adopts the design elements of the smaller Saloon but on a larger scale. Inside, it maintains a comparable cockpit, but the rear area is expansive and includes lounge-style seating.
Both concepts seem to be designed with autonomous driving capabilities in mind, as evidenced by the retractable steering yoke that can be stowed into the dashboard of each vehicle.
The 0 Series and Advanced Driver-Assistive Systems
Honda announced that the 0 Series will initially incorporate an advanced driver-assistive system, utilizing technologies initially introduced in Japan. This will be followed by a next-generation “automated driving” (AD) system. According to the company, this upcoming system will extend the application of certain hands-off functions for use on both expressways and surface streets.
“The upcoming AD system is in development, guided by Honda’s ‘human-centric’ safety concept. It will incorporate advanced AI, sensing, recognition, and driver monitoring technologies. The aim is to achieve risk predictions that are more human-like, natural, and highly precise. This approach is intended to provide AD features that users can feel secure and confident in using,” stated Honda in the release.
Honda has not provided precise specifications or performance details for the concept vehicles or forthcoming EVs, aside from insights into recharging.
According to the company, the Honda 0 Series models set to debut in the late 2020s will support fast charging, allowing for a rapid increase in battery capacity from 15% to 80% within approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Honda’s recent unveiling at CES 2026 showcased two concept cars, the “Space-Hub” and “Saloon,” offering a sneak peek into the upcoming electric “0 Series.” Honda prioritizes “thin, light, and wise” principles for these vehicles, aiming to redefine mobility. The Saloon impresses with its futuristic design and autonomous features, while the larger Space-Hub follows suit.