The N-One has absolutely no relevance to the Indian market, but how we wish it did - here is an adorable car from Honda, so we know that it will be easy on the pocket, besides being good to drive. The added bonus is the cute looks.
We took an informal poll (mostly of the people within easy reach) whether they like the car, and it sadly came up overwhelmingly against the kei car's looks. Whether you like its looks or not, there's no denying the fact that its wheelbase is longer than the Fiat 500's, which means that interior space will certainly be good. Speaking of which, the interior had no criticisims from anyone; everyone liked the smart, modern interior.
The N-One is depressingly expensive at Rs 7.5 lakh before duties and taxes, but that could also be because it is offered with a high-tech driveline. You can choose from a naturally aspirated 660cc, three-cylinder powerplant driving the front wheels, or a turbocharged version of the same engine driving all four wheels. Maybe we'll see it drifting in Japanese youtube videos soon enough.
As a city car, we've no doubt that we'd love to have something like the N-One that's tiny on the outside but relatively spacious on the inside. Sadly, there's no chance of that cute visage gracing an Indian Honda dealer's floor anytime soon.