Honda is currently developing a vehicle set to be the successor to the Beat roadster from the 90s, according to reports. The company’s president, Takanobu Ito, revealed the development during a general shareholders meeting yesterday.

The new car, Ito said, will be as light and casual as the Beat. He also hinted on the possibility that the new offering will be based on the old two-seater roadster, though whether the upcoming design will feature a rear mid-engined configuration wasn’t disclosed. No timeline for its introduction was also given.

In production from May 1991 to February 1996, the Beat was equipped with a 63 hp 656 cc three-cylinder lump with a Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control system featuring individual throttle bodies for each of the cylinders. In the close to five years it was on sale, 33,600 examples of the car were built.

Honda showcased this Honda OSM Concept back in 2008. It’s one of the closest previews to a next generation Honda Beat I suppose!