Honda’s latest foray into Japan’s kei car market, the “N Box” is being priced to go head to head with kei specialist Daihatsu’s Tanto. The N Box will start from 1.24 million Yen, which puts it on par with the “X Special” version of the Tanto – although the base grade Tanto L model is 70,000 Yen cheaper. The N Box will go on sale in mid-December 2011.
On the other hand, when it comes to fuel economy, the Honda is able to squeeze 25 km/l out of its 660 cc engine, which is marginally ahead of the older Tanto that only manages 22.5 km/l. Although there are no figures for the interior dimensions of the Honda, the N Box is promising a high-roof roomy cabin experience that may well beat the Tanto on interior space also.
Take a look at the launch below and you will see the interior is impressively spacious. (I like the “Man Maximum – Mecha Minimum” slogan, too).