Illustration for article titled Honda N-One Natural Concept Is A Funky Kei Ecobox With Wooden Interior

Continuing the tradition of Honda making shit that Torchy can't have (but I might actually be able to drive), there is a new concept for one of the N family of Honda kei cars: the N-One 'Natural' Concept. And it's spectacular.

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I'm not typically a fan of the N-One shape. I know it's throwing design references to earlier Hondas (and I love me some classic Hondas, because, well, everyone knows I'm a total Honda fangirl), but I haven't liked most of the previous offerings. Especially in regular paint colors. I'd rather have the N/ or a N-Box Custom if I was going to go with an N family member. However, I love the exterial elements on the basic N-One shape.

I love the matte beige look with the subdued Honda emblems. I love the dog bowl wheels with painted covers matching the car. I love what looks like a mesh netting pocket on the back. I love the unpainted lips and side skirts. But most of all, I am in love with that vaguely cabriolet style cloth roof. And if the exterior does it for me, well... The interior has me swooning. Lovesick. Like dayum, girl, here's a box of chocolates and a Valentine's Day card from me to you.

Illustration for article titled Honda N-One Natural Concept Is A Funky Kei Ecobox With Wooden Interior

No, that's not wood shaped plastic. That, my friends is ACTUAL wood. Because, you know, why the hell not?! I love it. I love the funky two tone cloth interior, and that looks like high grade upholstery, because the N-One Natural knows you two are going to have rough and tumble times, and any cloth needs to be tough. The automatic shifter is still in a place I hate, but that's the N family in general. Also, seriously, those pull-tab door handles. Awww, yissss. Oh, did I mention that the entire back can be laid down and the cargo area is also entirely wood?

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Illustration for article titled Honda N-One Natural Concept Is A Funky Kei Ecobox With Wooden Interior

This past week Honda demonstrated its concepts (including the camper concepts we previously covered), and here's the N-One Natural looking ready to hit the Kamakura coastline (some of the best surfing in the Tokyo area:

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The want is strong, my friends. The want is strong.

Images via Honda.

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