By Steve Laser
The Honda N-BOX continues to be one of the best-selling vehicles in Japan. Since its launch in 2011, more than 2.3 million N-BOX models have been sold through two generations.
With sales of more than 204,000 units in fiscal 2022, N-BOX is said to have captured the top spot in new car sales for the second year in a row, as well as holding its place as the best-selling mini-vehicle for eight years in a row.
And now, Honda is preparing to launch the third generation N-BOX and N-BOX Custom models. Exterior styling, safety features, comfort and convenience, as well as infotainment and connectivity, all receive upgrades. The new N-BOX is shown above dressed with “Modern Casual Style” accessories from Honda Access.
The N-BOX front styling gains a new look, with an attractive grille design and headlights that are shaped like “eyes.” The LED fog lights and fog light garnish shown above are on the list of new N-BOX accessories from Honda Access.
Customers can select from an array of additional N-BOX exterior accessories, including specially designed alloy wheels, outside door mirror covers, and front and side decals.
Inside, Honda has treated the N-BOX to a new dash and instrument panel design, with a new 7-inch TFT multi-information display, offering Honda Connect technology, and in-car Wi-Fi. Honda Access offers a large roof console with a retractable sunshade for added convenience.
Color-coordinated fabric seat covers with a pocket and bag keeper are additional accessories in the Modern Casual Style theme, along with special floor mats offering comfort and protection.
This 9-inch Honda Connect “Gathers Series” navigation system is available for the new N-BOX from Honda Access. With new-generation connected technology, features include automatic map updates, plus voice recognition, hands-free phone, and with Wi-Fi, the use of compatible tablets, and game consoles.
It can be teamed with a 12.8-inch monitor that folds down from the roof console, providing added enjoyment for rear seat passengers, who can watch videos and other onscreen entertainment choices.
The N-BOX Custom can be further customized with a “Premium Style” (above) accessory package, and individual accessories.
There’s a special accessory grille design that gives the N-BOX Custom a unique appearance. The grille is flanked by the new series-production LED projection headlights. Also shown are accessory LED fog lights and fog light garnish.
On the inside, Premium Style accessories offer synthetic leather seat covers with a bag pocket, separate inner door handle and door pocket illumination, and footlights.
This view of the N-BOX Custom, outfitted with Premium Style accessories, highlights the side and tailgate garnish, rear license garnish, and side step garnish.
Additional accessories for both new N-BOX models include a front center armrest console, an instrument panel tray for storing items like a mobile phone, a hands-free sliding side door, and an 8-inch display audio system.
Both new N-BOX models are offered with front- or four-wheel drive. While Honda has not yet released powerplant specifics, it’s likely to continue with the previous generation’s choices. They include a 660cc DOHC i-VTEC naturally aspirated 3-cylinder engine and a turbocharged variant, both teamed with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Note: Prototype vehicles are shown; features and specifications of accessories planned for Japan market models are subject to change without notice
News sources and photos courtesy of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Honda Access Co., Ltd. newsrooms. Photos are reproduced here for editorial use.
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