The 1st Generation Honda N Box was introduced in 2011. The 2011 Honda N Box is a front engine front/four wheel drive compact kei car. The Honda N Box 2011 along with the Honda N One is part of a renewed lineup of kei class city cars that have been introduced by Honda into the Japanese market. The Honda N Box is available in 5 different variants N Box, N Box Custom, N Box Plus, N Box Plus Custom and N Box Slash. The 2nd Generation Honda N Box is one of the bestselling kei cars in Japan.
The exterior of the 1st Generation Honda N Box features a fairly unique, distinctive but boxy design language. The front and houses rectangular side swept headlights, a rectangular grille with a chrome accent, a rectangular air intake, a trapezium air intake and flared wheel arches that extend their design into the front bumper.The rear end houses clear stacked vertical side swept taillights and a standard case hatchback. The Honda N-Box Custom features a slightly more aggressive styling, the front end houses larger rectangular style side swept headlights that blend into the design of the chrome bumper, it features a larger front bumper with triple intakes and a rear roof spoiler. Both the N Box Plus and N Box Custom plus feature the same styling except for a slight increase in length to increase overall interior accommodation. The 2011 Honda N Box Slash offers the same styling as the Honda N Box but features a very slightly lowered roofline and also offers a two-tone paint job in which customers can have the roof painted either black or white.
The overall of the 2011 Honda N Box features the use of shiny black plastic trim pieces. The front and rear seats are covered in fabric. Standard features include automatic climate control, a multi-information display, multifunction steering wheel, power windows, power mirrors, stereo speaker audio system power lock doors, power steering, trip computer and a tachometer. Options include satellite navigation, heated front seats, cruise control, an upgraded stereo speaker system with a rear subwoofer and a reversing camera. The interior on the 1st Generation Honda N Box Slash allows the customer to choose between various colors for the shiny plastic interior trim including black, white, beige, red and even pink.
0.66 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3
7-Speed CVT Automatic Transmission
The Honda N Box 1st Generation can achieve an average of up to 20KM/L making for an estimated driving range of up to 600KM from the compact kei cars 30-liter fuel tank.
The main competitors of the Honda N Box 2011 are the Honda N One, Mitsubishi Ek, Daihatsu Mira, Nissan Otti, Suzuki Alto and the Mazda Carol.
0.66 Liter DOHC 12 Valve Inline-3 57bhp@7300RPM
Pros & Cons
Good ride quality
Lack of spare parts