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Honda to close-out S660 production with Version Z special edition

By Tom Fraser, 17 Mar 2021 Car News

Honda to close-out S660 production with Version Z special edition

Production of Honda’s cutesy S660 kei car is coming to an end, but not before a final swansong sees out the nameplate

The Honda S660 kei car was never officially available in Australia, but sadly Honda is ending production of the little roadster after a final run of Modulo X Version Z final editions. 

The final send-off edition is based on the regular S660 Modulo X, but wears a new Sonic Grey pearl paint colour. As an alternative, Premium Star White pearl is available. It also stocks 16-inch black alloy wheels, a black rear spoiler, Bordeaux Red fabric roof and upholstery and dark-tint emblems.

Read more about Honda’s mid-engined S660

No changes are mentioned for the powertrain, retaining the 658cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine which produces a cute 47kW and 104Nm. While other versions of the S660 use a continuously variable transmission, the Modulo X Version Z only comes with a six-speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheels.     

That mightn’t sound like a lot of shove for a ‘sports car’, though the S660 only weighs 830kg – making for a spritely go-getter. Its top speed is 140km/h. That said, its 0-100km/h time of 11 seconds isn't much to write home about.  

Read a review of the 2015 Honda S660

Honda announced it would discontinue the S660 line in March 2022, without giving a reason, although theories in the media suggest changing Japanese regulations would make it economically unviable. 

Since it was launched six years ago, Honda has sold over 30,000 S660s.

2015 Honda S660 review