Japanese customers could now purchase Honda Motor Co.’s latest kei offering, the new generation of the Honda N-BOX mini vehicle. Built under the concept of “for the happiness of families in Japan,” the new N-BOX was meant to establish a new standard for family-type cars – expressive exterior, spacious interior, excellent driving performance, superb cabin comfort and outstanding fuel economy.
The new N-BOX is provided with high quality design and sophisticated design that still allows the vehicle to maintain its established image. It carries forward the appealing design elements of the first-generation N-BOX like spaciousness, sophistication and high quality, while adopting LED headlights and employing laser brazing technology to join its roof and body side panels.
In terms of exterior finishing, the new N-BOX could be wrapped in single-tone colors like Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, British Green Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Luna Silver Metallic, Morning Mist Blue Metallic, Premium Agate Brown Pearl, Premium Ivory Pearl, Premium Pink Pearl, Premium White Pearl II and Premium Yellow Pearl II. Two-tone color finishes include Premium Agate Brown Pearl & White, Premium Ivory Pearl & Brown, Premium Pink Pearl & White and Premium Yellow Pearl II & White.
Meanwhile, the N-BOX Custom variant is offered in single-tone colors like Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Luna Silver Metallic, Premium Glamorous Bronze Pearl, Premium Velvet Purple Pearl, Premium White Pearl II and Shining Gray Metallic. Two-tone color finishes for the N-BOX Custom include Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic & Black, Crystal Black Pearl & Red, Milano Red & Black, Premium Glamorous Bronze Pearl & Silver and Premium White Pearl II & Black.
Inside, the all-new N-BOX and the N-BOX Custom feature beige and black, respectively as base color. The spaciousness of the cabin was further improved by making the engine bay more compact and the tailgate much thinner. It is also now easier to load and unload large items thanks to lower height of tailgate opening. Versions of the N-BOX could be equipped with a conventional bench seat, the Super Slide – with a front passenger seat and an aluminum slope.
The superb driving experience, outstanding fuel economy and excellent cabin comfort being offered by the new Honda N-BOX is thanks to a high-efficiency floor frame, high-tensile steel plate, a 660-cc engine (with i-VTEC for naturally aspirated version and an electric wastegate for turbo variant), enhanced CVT and suspension system as well as ultrathin front pillars.
Interestingly, the all-new N-BOX is the first mini-vehicle to feature Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Auto High Beam headlights, Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), False Backward Start Prevention, False Start Prevention, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Lead Car Departure Notification System, Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Honda is hoping to sell around 15,000 units of the new N-BOX monthly.