What Car? says...
It's rare that a tiny five-door hatchback generates massive excitement, but when pictures of the Honda E were first released there was a fevered clamour for more details.
Its cutesy, retro styling turned heads and dropped jaws at motor shows, with onlookers admiring its curvy shape, circular headlight design and gloss black exterior cladding. In fact, there was a general impression that Honda had taken design inspiration from a much-missed bygone era.