Honda has introduced the N-One sporting an economy-minded 660-cc engine – the latest entry to its Japan-only N Series of mini-vehicles. The main feature of the N-One is a spacious cabin that can seat four people and which has a lightweight but rigid body. Honda said that those who want luxury can choose the N-One Premium model with a high-quality exterior and interior “beyond those of any models in the mini-vehicle category.”
The actual performance details weren’t released but the N-One is offered with either a 660-cc DOHC naturally aspirated engine, or a 660-cc DOHC Turbo powerplant. The two engines are partnered with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). We don’t have the horsepower and torque figures but Honda claims that the performance of a N-One Turbo is comparable to that of a vehicle with a 1.3-liter in the class.
The N-One is offered with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations with prices that start from $14,300 (1,150,000 yen) according to the current conversion rates, while a range-topping four-wheel drive N-One has a starting price of about $21,200 (1,707,750 yen).