Honda introduced the Hondamatic automatic transmission on the N600 in 1969. This was the first automatic transmission of Honda. The Hondamatic had three speeds and featured a US-style steering column mounted selector. Just like the four speed manual transmission it was integrated in the carter, and so had to be extremely light and small.
The LN360 and LN400
The LN is the nowadays rare station wagon version of the N-series. It was introduced in June 1967. Additional luggage space was created by deleting the rear bench and making the rear window vertical. It was also sold as LN400 with a 402cc version which produced 36 DIN Hp at 7.500 rpm. This engine was also used for the N400 which was a N600 with the 402cc engine.
The N360 M Sunroof
The N600 GTL
The GTL is the most luxurious version of the N600. In features additional equipment including a rev-counter, wooden dashboard, centre console with wooden gearshift knob, a sportive three spoke alloy-leather steering wheel, chrome decoration strips on the side, different style sky seat trim. It was available in three colors: Red (solid), yellow (solid) and grey (metallic).
The Honda Scamp
The Honda N360 & N600 were named the Scamp in Australia and New-Zealand.
The Z-Series Coupe
Honda introduced the Z360/Z600 Coupe in October 1970. The Z-series was mechanically the same as the N-series but featured a more sportive and also more modern design. Even though it was named a coupe it did have two small passenger seats in the back. Access to the small trunk was through the top-hinged rear window. The rear glass hatch was surrounded by a thick black plastic surround, leading to nicknames such as TV-set or swimming goggles. Below the cargo-area was a locker that was accessed via a hatch hidden behind the number plate. This locker contained the spare wheel and tools.
In december 1971 the Z-series received a major change. The new Z looked similar to the previous one but it now adopted the floor plan and the new water-cooled engine of the Life. The wheelbase rose from 200 cm to 208 cm by putting the front axle forward. The second version of the Z was however not sold in the United States. In november 1972 the Z-series received another facelift. This included a new engine, pillar less side windows. The extra gate below the load floor was dropped. Production of the Z ended in 1974 when 40.586 units were produced. This makes this fantastic and unique car even more rare then the N-series.
The Honda Life, the successor of the N-Series
The Honda Life was introduced in June 1971 as the successor of the N-series. However, for most of 1972 the N-series was sold alongside the Life. The engine was a water-cooled 360cc engine. The body was of the same concept of that of the original N-series but looked more modern and featured a grill which resembled closely the 1972 Civic. It was also available as a four door hatchback, really looking like a small Civic, and a Wagon. The Life was sold until october 1974. As there was no successor Honda had effectively quit the Kei Car segment until the arrival of the Honda Today in 1985.