Prelude was one of the very popular models 15 years ago, when it was launched. Nevertheless, Honda decided to discontinue its production, but fans still remember this model as one of the most attractive in first years of 21st century. Now, new concept was presented, and many experts believe it is going to be used as a platform for 2017 Honda Prelude. Fans are also eager on it, and we can’t wait to hear official statement from company. New prelude could start new era in Japanese company, when we talk about sport car segment.
2017 Honda Prelude engine
While we are waiting for confirmation about new model, we explored powertrain possibilities for it. We believe that new 2017 Honda Prelude could carry over engine from some other Honda and Acura vehicles, such as Civic Type-R and CDX. These units could fit excellent under the hood of the new Prelude. Other possible unit is strong 2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC drivetrain, which can deliver over 300 hp. Further possibilities are 3.5-l V6, with slightly less horses and torque, but better fuel economy. Transmission system is also unknown for 2017 Prelude. There could be 6- or 8-speed gearboxes. Automatic system is certain, and car’s acceleration target is 5 seconds. Consumption is not so fuel-friendly, but owners of these kinds of cars don’t care about it, power and speed are more important.
2017 Honda Prelude redesign
Lightweight and attractive are two words that should describe new 2017 Honda Prelude. Architecture is using a lot of aluminum, but car is durable, although classic materials were dropped. It is going to be sleek and modern vehicle, with all features that such car needs. We noticed interesting bumpers on presented concept. Air intakes are larger. Grille and headlights are completing aggressive front end. A 19-inch wheels and side panels are providing more attractive appearance. Tail lights and bumper are unique for 2017 Prelude. Inside, comfortable seats and small cargo area are highlights. Quality materials are used for door panels and dashboard.
2017 Honda Prelude release date and price
New 2017 Honda Prelude could arrive during next year, but delay is possible because we don’t have clear information about the model. Sport vehicle could settled between $30,000 and $35,000.