Honda N-One G L Package

Honda N-One Review: “It’s full of regular equipment despite its enthusiastic transformation” by Naoto Shimazaki

This Japanese kei car is also referred to as ‘a patterned kei car’. Nonetheless, it’s been recognized as an SUV with a midship engine, and as a minivan. However, there are very few cars that you can usually ride like a European compact car, so the N-One is a valuable car.

It was first added in the N-one Lowdown, but it’s already been applied to standard cars as well. When I test drove this model, I couldn’t understand why the new grade G L Package, the ‘relieving package,’ was downgraded from standard equipment to factory option, but it has new standard equipment like the ETC in-vehicle device, auto-retractable mirrors, and a door frame accent. This equipment takes everyday convenience seriously.

When you take a look at it attentively, the seat fabric (pattern) is still the same even though its seating arrangement was changed to 45 degrees. Even so, its interior space remains comfortable. As for its exterior part, the bezel parts of its front grille and fog lamps are made of metal, but you wouldn’t notice it in one moment when you carefully compare it by looking at new and old catalogs. That’s how its enthusiastic design was changed.

Its performance is basically refreshing and light. Its suspension system and naturally aspirated engine was mainly set for driving in town even up to now. Even though I previously wrote that it’s like a European compact car, I think that it would be better if its riding feel remains comfortable even though it’s not set with low-down or turbo settings, and can continue running in high speed on mountain roads without holding back.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)

Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor, and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)