27/02/2021

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Adorable Honda N-One K-Climb Concept Built To Take On Any Hill

Despite the fact that we are unable to attend this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon in...

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.

Honda N-One K-Climb
Honda N-One K-Climb
Honda N-One K-Climb

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.”