Honda unveils updated urban kid N-OneSeptember 15, 2020
The Japanese automaker has unveiled an updated version of its subcompact car for the city, the Honda N-One. The car did not receive major changes in appearance, however, from a technical point of view, it has changed quite a lot.
The Honda N-One city car originally went on sale in Japan in 2012. The model is now undergoing major updates, including the introduction of a new sporty RS version with a six-speed manual transmission. The updated hatchback will go on sale in Japan this fall.
Looking at the exterior of the novelty, we can say that it does not differ much from its predecessor. The company even refers to it on the model’s promo page with a message that translates to: “It looks like it hasn’t changed, but it has changed a lot.”
However, there are changes that drivers should appreciate. The vehicle is now equipped with full LED headlights as standard.
All trims also receive the Honda Sensing Safety Kit, which includes adaptive cruise control with traffic jam support, collision avoidance braking, pedestrian avoidance, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors and automatic high beams.
According to Japan’s Kei car class, the N-One cannot produce more than 63 horsepower. The base Original and Mid-range Premium come with a CVT and are available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The RS is a truly exciting addition to the revamped family. It has the same horsepower as the others, but gives buyers the option of being fitted with a six-speed manual transmission in addition to the variator. This equipment is exclusively front-wheel drive. Outside, there are LED fog lights and black 15-inch wheels. Inside, leather trim for the gear lever and steering wheel.
Honda is also preparing some accessories for the new N-One. The entry-level Original is available with a carbon fiber decal on the headlight surround and matte gray stripes. The Premium also received stripes, in addition to the wood grain decal and chrome divider. Finally, the RS (pictured above) gets a tinted bonnet decal, Crystal Black Pearl trim for the lower fascia, and a dark chrome trim for the fuel filler flap.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about whether the electric Honda e can pass the “moose test”. With this test, vehicles are tested for agility in extreme conditions. “Elk test” shows how the car will behave if an obstacle suddenly appears in front of it.
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