Pint-Sized Honda N Box Debuts
2011 Tokyo Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Honda N Box, a "mini-minivan" for the Japanese market, debuted at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show.
- It is the first model in Honda's new N Series.
- The N Box will go on sale in Japan in December, starting at the U.S. equivalent of $15,997.
TOKYO — The Honda N Box, a "mini-minivan" for the Japanese market, debuted at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show.
Designed for Japan's kei jidosha or minicar category, the N Box will go on sale in December starting at $15,997. The top-of-the-line N Box G with a turbo package starts at $22,970.
Honda says the N Box, which gets a twincam 660cc engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission, is the first model in Honda's new N Series. It also borrows the idle-stop mechanism from Honda's hybrids to deliver the equivalent of 52 mpg.
The boxy little microvan also borrows the center tank layout from the Honda Fit. The N Box gets standard vehicle stability assist and hill start assist.
Edmunds.com says: You won't be seeing this mini-minivan in the school carpool fleet. It's only for Japan.