Despite the fact that we are unable to attend this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon in person (unfortunate experience emoji), brand names like Honda are continue to releasing automobiles practically. Final 7 days we observed two adorable tiny concept autos from the firm: an N-A person mobile cafe and an off-road–ready Match hatchback. These days we get our very first formal glance at one more N-A person concept that Honda prepped for Tokyo.
This is the Honda N-A person K-Climb concept, and as its identify implies, this pint-sized van was explicitly crafted for hill climb activities. Centered on the sporty N-A person RS, the K-Climb concept creates a mighty 63 horsepower (forty eight kilowatts) and just seventy seven pound-toes (104 newton-meters) by way of a .6-liter motor, paired to a 6-velocity handbook transmission.
Though the motor hasn’t modified, hopped-up underpinnings make the K-Climb concept even a lot more agile. Honda prolonged the wheelbase of the N-A person somewhat and equipped larger, stickier tires. And to accommodate that additional width, a established of carbon fiber fender flares adorn each individual wheel. There’s also a carbon fiber hood, as perfectly as a carbon fiber entrance bumper, grille, and rear splitter – all in an energy to reduce excess weight. Honda hasn’t claimed how significantly the K-Climb concept weighs, but the base RS design by now suggestions the scales at featherlight two,000 pounds (907 kilograms).
The K-Climb pictured here is just the prototype, sporting a yellow exterior with carbon fiber accents, and a several overall performance-oriented stickers. But Honda claims this isn’t really the vehicle’s last glance. The firm encourages you to vote on a few prospective liveries on its site: blue with a gold stripe and numbering, white with sharp yellow accents and a black roof, or a multicolored pink and inexperienced glance that we are most fond of. A person of people seems to be will debut at a later on date.
It can be unclear if the N-A person K-Climb is just a concept, or if Honda will in fact present a confined run of these magnificent tiny vans in Japan. All the firm claims at the moment is that they will keep us “educated of the growth procedure.”