Honda's Personal-Neo Urban Transport Concept is confusingly called the P-NUT, even though its McLaren F1-like three-point seating and rear-mounted powertrain are designed to make passengers feel like they aren't packed in like actual peanuts. Also, it's a little too familiar.
Because B-Segment cars like the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta are far too large, companies are all hot-and-bothered over the prospect of creating a micro car like the Smart Fortwo without as many of the compromises (price, efficiency, passengers, masculinity). The reasoning is sound. Americans are increasingly urban dwellers and could use a vehicle with a smaller footprint.
Therefore, we've seen vehicles like the Toyota iQ, Renault Zoe, Mitsubishi Miev, and others tackle the micro car problem. The P-NUT adds nothing to this but Honda-meets-Storm Trooper aesthetics, a stupid name and a layout we think Gordan Murray may find familiar to more than just his eponymous supercar.
This seems incredibly derivative of the same concept Murray is working on with his T.25 City Car, albeit without the fanciful production model. Perhaps this is Honda pulling the football away at the last second as revenge for the McLaren F1, which Murray himself claimed was inspired by Honda's last rear-engined vehicle — the glorious NSX.