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