Honda P-NUT Coupe Concept Destined for 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

Crack as many jokes about the name as you want, but the P-NUT — or Personal-Neo Urban Transport — concept will be another look at an ultra-futuristic Honda coupe.

Few details (and no images) are being released at this time, but Honda does note that the concept, which is designed and crafted by the automaker’s Advanced Design Studio in Los Angeles, demonstrates “a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact, aggressively designed coupe.” The same studio was also responsible for the FC Sport concept (pictured) shown at last year’s L.A. show.

We’re told this will have no relation to either the concept or production CR-Z, and won’t focus on powertrain innovations. Instead, expect Honda’s designers to toy with new ways of packaging an ultra-small coupe. This could literally mean anything — a two passenger urban-commuter like Nissan’s Land Glider isn’t completely out of the question, although some of us yearn for a modern take on the Beat roadster…

We’ll have all the details on the P-NUT come December 2, when the car makes its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in the afternoon. Stay with Automobile Magazine for all the latest news surrounding the Honda concept and the 2009 L.A. show itself.


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2009 Honda Pilot

Fair Market Price $13,999 LX 2WD

0-60 MPH:



17 City / 23 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

NA / 87 cu. ft.