Three years after the launch of the current generation, Honda officially launched a new version of the popular N-Box kei car on its home market in Japan.
The N-Box is the model that once held the best-selling car position in the Japanese market for three consecutive years, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
According to Honda, the new N-Box will be produced exclusively for the Japanese market. The new N-Box keeps the same proportions and shapes. Of course, a few minor changes are also available, including a trimmed exterior (mask, headlights, bumpers) and a more modern interior.
Like the old model, the new model is still equipped with a 660 cc 3-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions. The naturally aspirated version produces a maximum capacity of 58 hp and maximum torque of 65 Nm and an average fuel consumption of 27 km / liter (about 3.7 liters / 100 km). The corresponding figures for the turbocharged version are 64 hp, 104 Nm and 25.6 km / liter (3.9 liters / 100 km). This engine is mated to a new CVT gearbox, and buyers have options to choose between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive versions.
The exterior design of the Honda N-Box 2021 is slightly renewed and more modern. As one of Japan’s best city cars, the N-Box features an exterior with a more stylish mask at the front. Headlights have a better shape.
On the back, the Honda N-Box has minor updates. It comes with better visual taillights with more chromium on the trunk opening. Additionally, the color scheme will be richer, and buyers can choose a variant with an optional two-tone combination.
Inside, the new Honda N-Box 2021 includes many improvements. This model comes with a modernized cabin. Entering the new N-Box, you’ll first notice a large touchscreen located at the top of the center. In addition, this is the first Honda kei car model equipped with an all-synthetic leather interior, providing a more luxurious look.
Not only slight changes in design, the Honda N-Box 2021 also adds a Honda Sensing safety system, similar to its brother N-One 2021. This safety package includes a smart parking sensor behind, Automatic braking prevents collision and automatic braking when the driver steps on the wrong gas pedal.
Honda N-Box 2021 with a starting price of about $ 16,600 for the FWD model. A four-wheel drive version is also available starting at $ 17,800.