While the world goes nuts over SUVs and crossovers, Japanese consumers get a different kind of motoring experience via the Kei car. A small, urban-friendly conveyance that surprisingly isn’t a slouch in terms of features and driveability. Case in point is the Honda N-One, which recently get an update.
First seen in 2012, the N-One now gets LED lighting, as well as a whole suite of driver assist systems. Bundled under Honda Sensing, the suite includes goodies like adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, pedestrian avoidance, collision mitigation, and lane keep assist, among others.
Owners can even spec their N-One with a whole slew of accessories. There are exterior mods that give the car a more personalized look. And it does add a bit more style to what is essentially an already cute box on wheels.
The Honda N-One is powered by a 63bhp motor that is paired with a CVT. There is also an RS variant that adds a proper 6-speed manual gearbox to the mix, sending power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is likewise optional on lower grade trims.
While we may never see the Honda N-One roam our streets, it does give off a cool vibe, don’t you think? The updated Honda N-One will go on sale in Japan later this year.