In Japan, debuted the Honda N-Box 2 generations

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In late August 2017 in Japan, sales of a tiny minibus Honda N-Box 2 generation started.
In terms of design, the new Honda N-Box 2018 is almost no different from the 2011 model. The novelty has similar proportions, tilt angles and the location of the roof racks, while the key-car is offered in two versions: N-Box and N-Box Custom. The first has traditionally angular appearance of the exterior, and the second has received a front end in the brand’s new brand style.
The Japanese also provided two options for the layout of the cabin for the N-Box. Passengers in front can be located either on individual chairs or on a single sofa. A half of the rear sofa can be moved on a skid in a range of 190 mm.
Honda N-Box 2017-2018 is built on a completely new platform. In length, this van reaches 3,395 mm, and in width – 1,475 mm. The body of the microvan is manufactured with a wider application of high-strength steels, while the Japanese use modern welding technologies.
All this allowed not only to increase the rigidity of the structure, but also to reduce its weight by as much as 80 kg. Honda specialists managed to increase the length of the cabin of the new model H-Box by 25 mm, while the loading height of the trunk fell by 75 mm.
In motion, the new Honda N-Box 2018 is powered by a new 660cc three-cylinder engine with the S07V index, which has a smaller cylinder diameter and increased piston stroke, which has improved the fuel economy of the car. Plus engine equipped with a proprietary system for changing the timing of the timing i-VTEC.
As before, the engine can be either atmospheric or turbocharged. In the first case, he develops 58 hp. at 7,300 rpm and 65 Nm available from 4,800 rpm, and its average fuel consumption is claimed at 3.7-3.8 liters per 100 km of run.
The output of the turbo engine is 64 hp. at 6,000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 104 Nm is available from 2,600 rpm. This unit requires 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 km of run. Both engines work in conjunction with the non-alternative V-belt variator, while the drive can be not only front, but also complete.
As for the equipment, the Honda N-Box 2 in the new body received a solid complex of electronic assistants called Honda Sensing. The latter includes adaptive cruise control, adaptive light, the system of holding the car in the lane, the driver’s insurance system with accidental reverse gear, as well as emergency braking with the function of recognizing pedestrians.
The company expects to sell in Japan 15 000 micro-boxes N-Box monthly – its price in the local market varies from 12 700 to 19 000 dollars.

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