Honda is reportedly mulling the idea of offering the small S660 convertible to the U.S. according to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. With a footprint that is two feet shorter than the Mazda Miata MX-5, the S660 convertible is considered a mini car in Japan.
“We’re looking at it intently for North America,” John Mendel stated in a recent interview. “We want some spice in the lineup.”
The S660 features a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. In Japan it’s powered by a 63 horsepower, 0.66-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. If it does comes to the U.S., the S660 could get a larger 1.0L engine.
Right now Mendel states that the decision has not been made. The S660 will have some hurdles to overcome before it can be offered here. “It’s got to be commercially viable. It’s got to serve a purpose from a brand standpoint,” Mendel said. “What does it do for the brand?”