The world's most adorable new car has already been given a once-over by the performance minds at Mugen. Honda has pulled back the covers on the new Mugen body kit for the N-One. The bits include a revised front fascia with a unique grille and LED fog lamps as well as side sills and a restyled rear valance with dual, center-mounted exhaust outlets. The company's engineers have also cooked up three new wheel styles for the kei car and a sportier suspension, though the drivetrain remains untouched.

Step indoors, and the N-One Mugen features color-matched door panels, a red start button and a boost gauge. The driver also gets treated to a set of brushed aluminum pedals. The cars apparently already at dealers in Japan, each available starting at $14,371 at current conversion rates.


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      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is one happy little car. I want one, just feels like a car that would make you smile every time you saw it. It just needs a CBR1000 engine and 6 speed under the hood. Or in the back seat :D
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Despite how I feel about Honda nowadays, I just can't hate on these happy little cars.
      luigi.tony
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet sales of this will be huge in Japan.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda needs to bring this here, this looks awesome!
      bazinga
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a sweet little ride, more character than anything Honda sells in the NA market that's for sure. Typical, that which I want most, I can't have. $14,371 for the Mugen version is a fantastic deal versus $15,500 for a base Fiat 500 and $16,020 for a base iQ.
      Travis C. Vasconcelo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once again, forbidden JDM fruit. If this was imported as a boutique one-off car, they'd surely sell all of them in a short time. Alas, Honda doesn't see the need for a "halo" car in the days and times of mass marketed blandmobiles.
      sstowes
      • 2 Years Ago
      The word "Mugen" just doesn't have the luster it used to. I'm probably in the minority on that but I nonetheless just don't get the goosebumps I once got. It started with the Mugen Si sedan a few years ago. Every time I see one (which is often; someone near me has one), I used to think how overpriced and underspec'd it all seems. Maybe to own it is a different experience... I very much like the N-One though. It couldn't work in America but I think it's pretty funky.
      foxtrot685
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remember my trip to Japan and the first Kei car I saw was a 2006 Daihatsu Move Custom. These things are tiny tiny tiny! The cool thing about them is that even though they are small, to the people living in Japan they are worth their weight in gold so you can get a stripper version with hubcaps and no radio, all the way up to an AWD turbo version with electroluminescent gauges, navigation with voice control, automatic climate control, xenon headlamps, smart key entry and the works. Its a very interesting segment of vehicles but they would in no way work in the US. Larger engines would help, but they arent designed for high speed impacts as they are city cars in Japan. Turbocharged 660cc engine with 70 HP and 70 Lb-Ft of torque, I'll never forget that little Daihatsu :)
      Dr. Claw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the '80s Honda City.
      Spies1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amazing. A Honda thread without carguy1701 trolling.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing is an ugly little toad
      XJ Yamaha
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the offspring of a Fiat 500 and Kia Soul.
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