2021 Honda N-One Is Finally Available With a Manual Transmission

Honda Company will reportedly start selling the second-generation of the famous city model 2021 Honda N-One in Japan this fall. The upcoming car will not differ drastically from its predecessor. Moreover, its shape and dimension will mostly remain unchanged. Interestingly, from the information that we got, the upcoming model will receive some small updates like a new grille, full-LED headlights, as well as LED taillights.

If you didn’t know, the first generation of this small car was launched in late 2012, and it took much attention because of its boxy design. Besides exterior changes, the Honda N-One will also introduce some changes inside. The high-performance RS model is not yet officially announced, but we can expect it to debut alongside the regular model and turbo AWD.

2021 Honda N-One side

2021 Honda N-One Still Features Odd Design

As the new photos clearly show, the forthcoming 2021 Honda N-One looks odd as the previous model. Generally, from a styling standpoint, it’s retaining the proportions of the original N-One. As we stated, the latest Honda N-One is featuring a refined body. It comes with a new grille, full-LED headlights with incorporated DRLs, giving this model a more recognized look.

On top of that, Honda refreshed its rear end with new LED taillights and bumper. There are the same three trim levels available to choose Original, Premium, and RS. Each of these trims features its own uniqueness. For example, going for Premium and RS, buyers will get a more prominent grille and LED fog lights in the bumper.

New Dimension of Style

Inside, the 2021 Honda N-One will adopt some small improvements. Generally, there should be more comfortable and upscale materials compared to the predecessor.

Basically, Honda N-One hosts fewer physical buttons and a new much bigger infotainment screen. On top of that, all seats are supportive, and on the back, there’s more head and legroom than you’d initially think. This small car can fit four adults in it relatively comfortably.


The latest 2021 Honda N-One comes standard with Honda Sensing safety suite. This time the driver assistance system includes Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-and-go function and rear parking sensors.

2021 Honda N-One interior

2021 Honda N-One Powertrain Specs

The newest 2021 Honda N-One adopts the same engine as the predecessor. This model rides also on the same platform that is introduced in the second-generation N-Box in 2017. Under the hood is a small 0.66-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that kicks out little less than 60 horses. and 104Nm of torque. That doesn’t sound good for nowadays cars, but in a car that weighs around 1763 pounds, it certainly feels enough.

All models come equipped with a standard CVT transmission and front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional on Original and Premium trims. Interestingly, going for a range-topping N-One RS model, buyers will gain access to the optional manual transmission. For the first time, the manufacturer offers a six-speed manual transmission, which is very positive.

2021 Honda N-One rear

Release Date and Price

Honda will start selling the new-gen 2021 Honda N-One model in Japan this fall. As we already said, the forthcoming model will introduce some small exterior and interior changes.

It will get a new grille, full-LED headlights, and beautifully shaped LED taillights. The price for the standard model that uses a 2WD system is little less than $16,000, while the model with AWD costs $1000 more. By the way, Honda will reveal more details closer to the market launch.

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