Here it is, the much-anticipated third generation of Japan’s best-selling car, the Honda N-Box. But if you’re expecting a drastic transformation, think again!
The all-new N-Box maintains its iconic tallbody design, loved by the Japanese for over a decade now focusing on practicality and functionality.
As with the previous generation, Honda offers two designs: the regular N-Box and the sportier N-Box Custom. While they may look quite similar at first glance, a side-by-side comparison reveals some notable changes.
The regular N-Box flaunts a cleaner front grille, and charming round-shape LED daytime running lights, giving it a cutesy appearance. On the other hand, the N-Box Custom sports a more sophisticated look with its DRL strip running across the front grille, making it ideal for those seeking a more serious vibe.
Both versions maintain the boxy profile, but the N-Box Custom stands out with its sportier rear bumper and clear-type taillights.
Inside the cabin, the all-new N-Box offers a complete revamp, providing a more modern and spacious environment. Honda boasts that it is the roomiest among the kei cars, ensuring a high visual point for enhanced driving visibility. The inclusion of a parking guide mirror on the A-pillar further contributes to the exterior’s clean and symmetrical look.
Gone are the traditional dials and gauges on the dashboard, replaced by a 7-inch TFT display. This modification allows for the integration of the Honda Sensing ADAS suite, which is likely to be standard across the range.
The all-new N-Box’s safety suite has been further enhanced with features such as sudden acceleration suppression and close-range collision mitigation braking. These additions complement the existing Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Auto High Beam (AHB).
Though Honda hasn’t released power figures, it is expected that the 3-cylinder 660-cc engines, both naturally aspirated and turbocharged, will be carried over from the previous generation, producing 58 PS and 64 PS, respectively.
Pricing details for the all-new N-Box are yet to be announced, with the launch planned for Japan in the fall. Given its history of dominating the kei car sales charts, it’s no surprise that the N-Box has garnered immense popularity in Japan, selling over 2.4 million units and even making its way overseas through reconditioned dealers and parallel imports. The highly anticipated N-Box is set to make a significant impact once again!