Almost six years after the first N-WGN entered production, Honda unveiled its second generation.
The kei car aimed exclusively at the Japanese market will launch on August 9 in two grades, named N-WGN and N-WGN Custom. Pricing will kick off from 1,274,400 and 1,512,000 yen ($11,783-$13,780), respectively, and the company expects to sell 7,000 units every month.
Using the same platform of the latest N-Box, the new N-WGN has been redesigned inside and out, adopting a cleaner look while retaining the spaciousness of the cabin. Brown is the base color inside in the entry-level version, whereas the Custom gets a black look combined with titanium-looking garnishes. Both models have clever storage solutions, height adjustable driver’s seat and tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
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The 2020 N-WGN is available in a wide selection of colors, including two-tone look that combines Peach Blossom Pearl, Premium Agate Brown Pearl, Garden Green Metallic and Horizon Sea Blue Pearl with White in the entry-level grade. The Custom gets Platinum White Pearl and Milan Red with Black, and Midnight Blue Beam Metallic and Premium Velvet Purple with Silver.
One novelty for a car in this segment is the array of driver assist features it offers. One of them is the Collision Mitigation Braking System, part of the Honda Sensing suite, which also includes Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System, Lead Car Departure Notification, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, False Backward Start Prevention, False Start Prevention, Traffic Sign Recognition, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow and automatic high beams.
Powering the new N-WGN is a 660 cc DOHC engine hooked up to a CVT.