Honda celebrates the release of the 2.5 millionth Kei car family NDecember 11, 2019
It took 96 months to overcome this milestone – the very first minicar of the N family came out in Japan in December 2011, and by the end of November this year, production volumes exceeded 2.5 million.
Series N can be considered perhaps the biggest success of Honda in the segment of key cars in the history of the company. Initially, the company did not count on great success, having prepared one minicar in honor of the classic model from the late 60s, but soon expanded the N family, thereby securing leadership in the segment of key cars for at least the last two years.
The main driving force of the family is the N-BOX model. The second generation of minicar was released in September 2017 and all subsequent N models are built on its basis. Over the past 26 months, N-BOX has remained the leader in terms of sales in the segment. In November, she shifted to second place, but this will not prevent the N family from becoming the most massive among key cars in Japan in 2019: 326,256 cars were sold between January and November.
Now the N family includes N-BOX, N-BOX Slash, N-ONE, N-WGN and N-VAN models. Until August 2017, the N-BOX + model was released, but it was discontinued when the second-generation N-BOX was launched. At the moment, the most successful for the N family was in 2014, when 361 505 cars were sold, but it is worth noting that the demand for these minicars in Japan is consistently high, a slight decrease was noted only in 2016 – then 290 336 units were sold. At the end of November of this year, the total output of Honda N family cars was 2,252,786 units.
Honda emphasizes that, despite belonging to the class of low-cost cars, the N-series has high-tech equipment comparable to more expensive models.
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