There are no many manufactures which have been producing kei cars for a long time. One of the few is Honda. This Japanese carmaker has been on this market since 1970s and is one of the leaders when it comes to kei cars. The company announced new car which is going to be launched next year, the 2016 Honda S660.
The overall weight of the car is slightly below 700 kg while it will be powered up by a sub 660cc. However, on non-Japanese markets it will have different performances. This means weight and powertrain might be different. Honda wants to better adjust to all markets and that was a reason for such decision. We can’t present all types of new 2016 Honda S660, but we will stick to the main facts. You might not think to buy it, but we hope you will learn few interesting facts from this article.
2016 Honda S660 Engine
As you could have read in the previous paragraph, new Honda S660 2016 will be powered up by a sub 660cc. However, this engine meets standards only on Japanese market and several other markets in the world. For the other markets they prepared completely different engine and that is going to be the 1.0-liter inline-4 with a turbocharger. It is difficult to say which one is better but as far as we are concerned both engines will deliver the goods.
The 1.0l can deliver 130 HP and 150 lb-ft of torque. This may not seem too much but you must take size and weight of the S660 into consideration. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in approximately 7 seconds while the top speed is 135 mph. This engine should appear in Europe and North America thus we neglected the sub 660cc, which will be offered only to Japanese customers.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Honda S660
It is obvious that the 2016 Honda S660 took after several other models produced by Honda, it is still a unique car. It resembles the S2000 at the first sight, but you can clearly see all differences between these two. According to some experts there are few things borrowed from NSX. This car is actually small size two-seated convertible, and offers a lot of space for both passengers. There are some speculations about a coupe version, but that is yet to be confirmed.
Interior is small in general, but quite spacious since there are only two seats. The latest technology is used and leather is all over the place. Even the steering wheel is wrapped in leather. It would be a real joy to have a ride in this car. When you take everything into consideration it may even seem impeccable.
Honda S660 2016 Release Date and Price
We cannot expect that new 2016 Honda S660 is going to come to the market by the end of 2015, and it is far more reasonable to expect it sometime in 2016. Even though this is a small size car it offers quite a lot thus the price is $25,000. It may seem too much for some people but if you are realistic you will realize this price is reasonable for this car.