New Honda N360/N600-styled retro kei car leaked

Renderings of a small Honda city car have been leaked on to the Intarwebs, one that looks suspiciously like the 1967 N360 and its sibling the US-market N600.

These are thought to be patent filing images, meaning the actual car is likely impending. In fact, the renderings look remarkably similar to the Honda N Concept 4 that was revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

That, in turn, looked a lot like the Honda EV-N from the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. This two-door concept is probably closest in appearance to the original Honda N, but its size and electric drivetrain mean it has little chance of seeing production.

Proportion-wise, the new retro-styled N appears to be a kei car, which means a strict footprint of 3.4 by 1.48 meters (11.2 x 4.9 feet). Speculators speculate that a 660cc V-Tec motor will zip it a long with a regulated 64 horsepower.

It’s always nice to see a Japanese automaker digging into its barrel o’ heritage for inspiration, and the current Honda lineup definitely needs a little kick in the pants from the ghost of Soichiro. See more renderings below.

 [Left Lane News]

 

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3 Responses to New Honda N360/N600-styled retro kei car leaked

  1. Lukas said:

    Sadly it looks like almost every other kei-car. Nothing on it says “Honda”, they have to try harder next time.

  2. E-AT_me said:

    i’d buy it..

  3. Pete240Z said:

    Is this all they have going on? (hey guys, look at improving the weak Civic Si and the Accord Type R for the US Market………..)