Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda Japan | posted December 03, 2014 14:04
Comes in five different styles
Honda Japan has released the first official images of their new model under the N-Series lineup in Japan. The N/ (or N-Box Splash) is the fifth model in the brand's N-Series of kei cars, a subcompact vehicle based on Honda's “man maximum, machine minimum.”
Similar to the N-Box, N-Box+, N-One and N-WGN, the N/ is built in the same kei car platform. The N/ is developed in the motif of the N360, the first mass-produced Honda mini passenger vehicle introduced to the market in 1967.
Honda offers five different styles for the N/ including the Street Rod, Bright Rod, California Diner, Hawaii Glide and Tennessee Session. For every concept, the exterior matches with the interior of the vehicle.
Up front, the N/ features a flat fascia that comes with chrome plated grill, air intakes, prominent headlights and short hood. Turning at the side, the N/ is characterized by flowing lines while distinctive taillights, spoiler and chrome trim are fitted at the rear end.
Inside, interior options include 50's diner-inspired checkboard motif (N/ California Diner); light blue and cream upholstery (N/ Hawaii Glide); wood paneling and stitched leather (N/ Tennessee Sesion); black interior theme (N/ Street Rod); and cream interior theme (N/ Bright Rod). The cabin also features a multifunction display screen and Honda's 8-speaker 'Sound Mapping' system.
However, the powertrain details and other technical specifications are yet to be revealed by the automaker.