Designers flashed back to 1967 for inspiration on Honda's latest 'inside the box, outside the box' creation. The N-One, the third wave of Honda's N-spec mini vehicles to hit the streets of Tokyo reaches back to the N360 for its retro look. Honda's spiffy mighty-mite would do well in the two-box world of the Scion xB, Kia Soul and Nissan Cube or the micro realm against the Scion iQ or Fiat 500; the N-One is a full three inches shorter than the Fiat. If it ever got released here that is. The N-One went on sale late in 2012 in Japan only and with a starting price of $14,000 for the base and $16,000 for the up-level premium; the pricing is right but it may be too small and its right hand-drive-only configuration also hurts the cause. What really hurts is Mugen has already fiddled with the micro machine (see smaller inset pics) adding a full body kit, larger wheels, big brakes, a lowered sport suspension and a dual exhaust to the mix. We want one.
Honda N-One - Honda's Scion Fighter?