Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is set to begin selling the N BOX on December 16, 2011. The N BOX is the first model on Honda’s new mini-vehicle N Series, which the carmaker created with a newly designed and innovative platform and powertrain, along with hopes of it becoming the best new vehicle for Japan.
Honda developed the N BOX as a “mini-minivan,” condensing the benefits and the attractive appearance of a mini vehicle. The N BOX offers ample space as well as a degree of comfort and economic efficiency that surpasses the concept of a mini-vehicle.
The N BOX features a larger cabin space compared to most mini-vehicles for sale, thanks to its new platform, combined with its center-tank layout, its new powertrain, and its low-floor design. This new platform carries Honda’s “man maximum, machine minimum” concept, a basic car design approach by Honda which calls for maximizing the space available for passengers and minimizing the space needed for the car’s mechanical parts.
Meanwhile, the center-tank layout is the carmaker’s one-of-a-kind packaging technology, which was first adopted for the Honda Fit series and which paved the way for the innovation of the small vehicle concept. This center-tank layout also gives the N BOX a versatile and east-to-operate seating configuration. Moreover, because of this layout, the car is able to accommodate a low-floor design and a large opening, and, in turn, it has a tailgate that makes loading your luggage easy and convenient.
The N BOX offers dynamic driving as well as fuel economy, both of which are realized through the car’s newly developed transmission and engine. The mini-vehicle also adopted the idle stop mechanism used by hybrid vehicles, so it realized the top level when it comes to fuel efficiency in its segment.
The N BOX also has a similar eye height as that of a minivan and its mirrors are installed in such a way that eliminates blind spots around the left-rear and the left-front wheel and the lower rear, thus making it easy for the driver to park or to pull up close to another object.
You can choose from several types of N BOX as well as from different packages that cater to different preferences. Aside from the base grade that provides ample space as well as a sense of security that fits a family with kids, N BOX Custom also offers you a strong sense of individuality.