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Honda Hondina

The Honda Hondina by Zagato Milano.

Vehicle Overview

The Honda Hondina, a collaboration with Zagato Milano, stands as a pioneering example of sporty kei cars. Based on the diminutive Honda N360 platform, it shared its 360cc two-cylinder engine but boasted a distinctive open-top design crafted by the renowned Milanese coachbuilder Zagato. Eschewing conventional doors, the Hondina featured an integrated roll bar, embodying a unique blend of compactness and spirited driving. Despite its innovative design and promising potential, Honda opted not to advance the Hondina beyond the concept stage. However, the echoes of its influence resonated years later when Honda ventured into the realm of topless, mid-engined kei cars with the introduction of the Beat in the late 1980s. While the Hodina remained a concept, its legacy endured through Honda’s subsequent ventures into compact, open-top vehicles. The Honda Beat, characterized by its agile handling and distinctive styling, paid homage to the spirit of the Hondina, albeit with modernized features and engineering. The Hondina serves as a testament to Honda’s willingness to explore unconventional design concepts and push the boundaries of automotive innovation. Though its journey may have been brief, its impact on Honda’s future endeavors in the kei car segment is unmistakable. As automotive enthusiasts reflect on the evolution of kei cars, the Honda Hodina stands out as a bold exploration of compact performance and open-air motoring, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of automotive design and engineering.

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    1970
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    Honda
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    Hondina
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    Zagato
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