Honda N Box

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The Honda N Box can be Japan’s best-selling kei car, along with can be underpinning the firm’s current upturn in financial fortunes Japan’s best selling kei car. Around one-third of the cars sold in Japan are kei cars, size restricted vehicles which attract favourable toll along with tax breaks within the largest cities.The main restrictions are in length (3.4m), width (1.48m) along with height (2m). Engine size can be also restricted to a maximum of 660cc along with 63bhp.Around 20,000 Honda N Boxes are sold each month. your vehicle can be also noteworthy for having been commissioned by ambitious Honda boss Takanobu Ito, along with its success can be credited with forming part of the bedrock which can be allowing the company’s more forward-thinking plans at This particular point.This particular sits on a bespoke platform, the investment in which goes some way to explaining Honda’s ambitious plans to spin-off more kei car products within the near future, including a roadster successor to the iconic nevertheless slow-selling Honda Beat.The N Box can be available in front along with four-wheel drive (adding 60kg along with seems unnecessary given your vehicle’s urban credentials), with three trim levels on offer. We tested a mid-spec GL variation which has a CVT box. As well as the Honda N Box, buyers can choose the Honda N Box Plus, which can be built for additional practicality, along with has features including a rear ramp, along with the Honda N Box Custom, which allows buyers to customise the colours along with trims of their vehicles.through the outside, This particular looks – as you’d imagine – like This particular has been built to a set of tight dimensional rules. The end result can be odd, quirky, charming or a combination of the three. Whatever your opinion, you can’t argue at the veracity of the name, as This particular’s certainly boxy.Unsurprisingly, Honda has tried to make the most of the kei car dimension regulations. The N Box can be 3395mm long, 1475mm wide along with along with 1770mm high. The engine along with ancillaries are contained under a tightly packed bonnet, ensuring the cabin can be as long as possible.Inside, the cabin can be decent, nevertheless clearly built to a cost. The dash along with its format are intuitive along with suitably modern, nevertheless the hard plastics are unremitting. The seats, however, are comfortable along with supportive.The rear can be surprisingly spacious, thanks to the flat floor along which has a rear bench which slides. At its most spacious, the rear cabin space rivals which available in many luxury cars, although This particular limits space within the boot. Practicality has also been given a priority, with the rear doors sliding open along with shut at the touch of a button, along with the cabin majoring on storage cubbies.Biggest surprise, though, can be the performance available. The 57bhp 658cc engine may only deliver peak torque of 48lb ft, along with then only through 3500rpm, nevertheless This particular can be enough to get the 930kg N Box around town with more than enough verve to keep up with the flow. Inevitably, This particular becomes strained along with noisy up the rev range, nevertheless there are very few occasions when you actually need to stretch your vehicle in an urban environment, meaning you are usually accompanied by nothing more than a slight along with appealing thrum. Fuel economy along with emissions are decent, despite the obvious aero drawbacks along with the standard CVT gearshift. On the Japanese official cycle your vehicle records 68.2mpg along with 95g/km, with stop-start helping keep the figures on the right side of impressive.While the steering can be never anything nevertheless remote, the N Box does ride along with handle which has a suppleness which suits its urban brief. Even the worst potholes are well damped. The turning circle can be almost noteworthy. Although Honda couldn’t provide a specific figure, suffice to say which This particular puts you in mind of a Black Cab.This particular’s easy to imagine the Honda N Box could quickly acquire a cult following if This particular was sold here, along with This particular can be comfortably more practical along with appealing than the Nissan Cube, which made a shortlived along with little loved attempt at European sales a few years ago.For at This particular point, exchange rates preclude any export plans, nevertheless we live in desire which the kei car doesn’t remain the preserve of Japan, especially with the prospect of a rear-drive roadster within the works.Honda N Box GLPrice £11,800 (in Japan); Engine 3cyls, 658cc, petrol; Power 57bhp at 7300rpm; Torque 48lb ft at 3500rpm; 0-62mph NA; Top speed NA; Gearbox CVT; Kerb weight 930kg; Economy 68.2mpg; CO2 95g/km
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