Rumor: Honda Prelude to Make a Comeback in 2022?

The reborn of the famous sports coupe model Honda Prelude may happen soon. According to the multiple reports, the next-gen model 2022 Honda Prelude will be more sporty and aggressive. As you may know, this sporty car had ended its production 19 years ago. Back in that time, the 5th gen Honda Prelude was considered as one of the best sports coupe ever made.

However, due to not so good sales, and primarily due to the release of the Accord, this model becomes forgotten and discarded. From the latest rumors, this model may make a comeback next year at Tokyo Motor Show as the 2022 model. Moreover, we have some rendering photos and we will try to analyses this model.

2022 Honda Prelude

How Will 2022 Honda Prelude Look Like?

The recently released rendering photos reveals that the upcoming 2022 Honda Prelude model will be completely different than before. This sports car will look close to the NSX model. Basically, both models will share many cues.

First thing first, we can see the similar front fascia and the same shaped headlights. We like these renderings and we hope that the next model will keep that design. As you may know, the Honda Prelude model is a two-door sports coupe that is originally based on the Honda Accord design. Spectators believe that the next-gen version would be sportier than any available model on the market.

2022 Honda Prelude interior
Acura NSX Cabin Look

Major Focuses Will Be Adding More Quality Materials and Techs

In terms of design inside, we think that one of the major focuses for the new Honda Prelude will be adding more quality materials and use more technology. However, a lot has been changes in this department since 2001. Whatsoever, it is most likely that the new model will use the same technology as the Acura NSX. Honda Satellite Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto is a must.

Another feature that would likely be standard on the new Prelude is the Honda Sensing safety package. This exclusive intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies will include features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition among others.

2022 Honda Prelude Engine Specs

There is no official information about what engine will power the next-gen 2022 Honda Prelude. However, according to many speculations, there may be a few possibilities. The first one speculated is a Civic Si powertrain. This model comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that can generate 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

The next possibility is that it may borrow the same powertrain from the Accord sedan model. This powertrain is available with trims EX-L, Sport, Touring and it consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that generates 252 horsepower. Both engines above may use the same six-speed automatic transmission

2022 Honda Prelude rear

2022 Honda Prelude Release Date and Cost

The rumors are spreading around that legendary Honda Prelude will be reborn. In addition, if this happens, this model will make a huge impact in the sports coupe segment. Some of the renderings appear and we can see many similarities with the NSX model.

Besides that, some gossip indicates that the comeback of this model may happen next year at the Tokyo Motor Show. Price is still early to predict, but it may be in the rang of Civic R model.

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