Tokyo Live: Honda N BOX debuts image

After presenting us with a new electric concept, the Japanese based automaker Toyota has decided to use the same Tokyo Motor Show in order to reveal the new N BOX, a compact four-seater described as a mini-minivan.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2012 Honda N BOX is a compact four-seat vehicle with prominent wheel arches and sliding rear doors, described as a mini-minivan. Honda says that the N BOX is one of the most spacious vehicles in its class and comes with an aggressive front bumper, restyled headlights, larger wheels and additional chrome trim in the top of the range variant, along with a three-spoke steering wheel, a navigation system and a push-button ignition.

“Honda, which has great experience in producing minivans, developed the N BOX with the goal of creating a ‘mini-minivan’, condensing the attractiveness and values of a minivan into a mini vehicle. Featuring an innovative platform, the N BPX realizes spaciousness, comfort and economic efficiency beyond the concept of a mini vehicle”, as the Japanese based automaker says in its official press release.

The Honda N BOX comes with two 660 cc engines, one of them being naturally aspirated and one turbocharged, but the manufacturer didn’t provide any details on them. The N BOX comes with front-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive as an option. The 2012 Honda N BOX will be officially launched in Japan on December 16 and the starting price has been set at 11.340 EUR or 15.118 USD.