• Honda N-One brochure

  • Honda N-One brochure

  • Honda N-One rear hatch

  • Honda N-One interior



Honda appears to have finally put a version of its crushingly cute N Concept 4 into production. The retro-styled hatchback has shown up in Japanese dealership literature for the first time, according to CarScoop. Behold the N-One, a minicar designed to take on the Fiat 500 at its own game. The street-worthy machine ditches the LED lighting arrays of the original concept in favor of more traditional units, and designers chose to adorn the back hatch with a large chrome accent bar below the rear glass as well. We could do without that change.

Step indoors, and Honda looks to have abandoned the retro styling of the N Concept in favor of a parts-bin raid on the N Box +. The move is fitting considering both kei cars ride on the same platform. Under the hood, buyers can expect to bask in the glow of a 660-cc three-cylinder engine paired with a CVT. Power can be shuttled to either the front wheels or an all-wheel drive system depending on trim. Honda hopes the addition to the company's lineup will help boost minicar sales to 280,000 units per year. Don't expect to see this N360-influenced creation show up on our shores any time soon, however.


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      P54
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda N BOX was the industry's top selling car in the mini-vehicle category for the month of July 2012 with sales of 21,837 units. (In Japan of course).
      axiomatik
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Honda brought this to the states, even as a niche vehicle, it would do so much to restore Honda's reputation.
      hummer.h1.alpha
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an ugly POS. Glad it's not coming to the US. There are enough golf carts in my way already (Smart, Fiat 500, Fit...).
        Shiftright
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        Nice truck. Sorry about your penis
        Euphrentic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        Its the 21st century big dog. You're in for more lot aggravation with that attitude.
        Andiamo345
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hummer.h1.alpha
        Really? a "golf cart"? If you ever stepped down from your H1 (which will probably never see anything more off road than a walmart parking lot) you would find that the Fit is a fun to drive inexpensive small car with incredible packaging. I would challenge you to find a similarly sized car that can fit 5 people, or with the seats folded a 50" TV in the box... And I will be sure to give you a friendly wave as I drive by the gas station in my golf cart where you will be spending next months mortgage payment on a fill up :)
          Synthono
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Andiamo345
          Fair warning, I think he might be a parody based on common Hummer owner stereotypes. It explains so much.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where's the Hello Kitty Edition?
      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      If that's "crushingly cute" then the Chevy Sonic and Fiat 500 belong in the Louvre.
        mary.keana
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Walt
        Hey Walt, What was that you said yesterday about having to go get in a F-350 to up your manhood and raise your pathetically low testosterone? Having problems in that area eh?
      jack118711
      • 2 Years Ago
      The hell?!
      scott3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bugs were made to be squashed. Bring me the Raid.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they stuck with the concept's front end, instead of this car's vertically stretched, chinese-looking thing, it would be retro-cool and 'cute' without being girly.
      Sorten Borten
      • 2 Years Ago
      I seriously doubt that Honda had the Fiat 500 in mind as competition for their kei car. May as well compare it against a family sedan.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      toko taka
      • 2 Years Ago
      😳OMG!! What's cute. 👍
      • 2 Years Ago
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