Despite the fact that we’re not able to show up at this year’s Tokyo Vehicle Salon in individual (sad encounter emoji), models like Honda are nonetheless releasing cars nearly. Very last 7 days we observed two sweet tiny strategy cars from the enterprise: an N-A single mobile cafe and an off-road–ready In shape hatchback. Right now we get our to start with formal appear at another N-A single strategy that Honda prepped for Tokyo.
This is the Honda N-A single K-Climb strategy, and as its title suggests, this pint-sized van was explicitly built for hill climb gatherings. Dependent on the sporty N-A single RS, the K-Climb strategy provides a mighty 63 horsepower (forty eight kilowatts) and just seventy seven pound-feet (104 newton-meters) via a .6-liter motor, paired to a 6-pace handbook transmission.
Although the motor has not changed, hopped-up underpinnings make the K-Climb strategy even more agile. Honda extended the wheelbase of the N-A single a bit and fitted more substantial, stickier tires. And to accommodate that additional width, a set of carbon fiber fender flares adorn just about every wheel. You can find also a carbon fiber hood, as well as a carbon fiber entrance bumper, grille, and rear splitter – all in an effort to minimize fat. Honda has not stated how significantly the K-Climb strategy weighs, but the foundation RS product currently tips the scales at featherlight two,000 pounds (907 kilograms).
The K-Climb pictured listed here is just the prototype, sporting a yellow exterior with carbon fiber accents, and a handful of general performance-oriented stickers. But Honda suggests this isn’t the vehicle’s final appear. The enterprise encourages you to vote on three likely liveries on its website: blue with a gold stripe and numbering, white with sharp yellow accents and a black roof, or a multicolored pink and inexperienced appear that we’re most fond of. A single of those looks will debut at a later date.
It really is unclear if the N-A single K-Climb is just a strategy, or if Honda will in fact offer a confined operate of these amazing tiny vans in Japan. All the enterprise suggests presently is that they will retain us “informed of the development method.”