Honda N-One Style + Urban Special Edition Gets A Faux Wood Dashboard
Honda announced the model year changes for the N-One kei car in Japan, including the addition of the new Style + Urban special edition with a faux-wood dashboard, leather seats, and slight changes to the exterior.
From the outside, the Honda N-One Style + Urban is distinguished by the chrome accents on the grille which is connected with the round headlights via glossy-black trim. The same treatment has been applied to the black mirror caps, door handles, side inserts, and the tailgate garnish which is surrounded by chrome.
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The full-LED headlights and taillights with a tinted look are included in the standard equipment. Finally, the model is fitted with a set of 14-inch steel rims featuring retro-style wheelcaps. The color palette of the special edition includes the Garden Green, Platinum White, Premium Ivory, Meteoroid Gray, and Flame Red shades.
Inside, the highlight is the Tanwood-style trim that is covering the largest portion of the dashboard. Despite the fact that it’s not real wood, it looks cool in combination with the minimalist design. The front seats are heated and upholstered in two-tone leather, matching the inserts on the door cards. Standard equipment includes the entire Honda Sensing ADAS suite, auto air-conditioning, and a couple of USB slots. As for the optional touchscreen, it brings navigation, digital TV, voice recognition, and a rearview camera, while getting rid of the ugly plastic cover.
The N-One Style + Urban is only available with a naturally aspirated 660 cc engine, producing as little as 58 hp (43 kW / 58 PS). Power is transmitted to either the front, or to all four wheels through a CVT gearbox. Mind you, other trims of the Honda N-One are also available with a turbocharged 660 cc engine producing a slightly increased 63 hp (47 kW / 64 PS), while the sporty RS is the only one with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Besides the new special edition, model year changes for the 2023 Honda N-One are minor, focused on small trim changes. Prices in Japan start from ¥1,599,400 ($11,692) for the base-spec Original, and go up to ¥2,022,900 ($14,788) for the flagship Premium Tourer. As for the Style + Urban which is the highlight of the range, it costs t ¥1,679,700 ($12,279) in FWD guise, or ¥1,812,800 ($13,252) in 4WD flavor.
Despite the fact that the Honda N-One hasn’t really changed much since the debut of the first generation in 2012, it remains a pretty cool-looking kei car. The current second generation model which was introduced in 2020 looks more than a facelift of the original, but that’s no bad thing as the retro-flavored design has proved to be quite popular with buyers. Unfortunately, the N-One is not exported to other markets, with the smallest Honda available outside Japan being the fully electric Honda e.