"N" of N-BOX is the motif of "N" of Honda's first mass-produced car "N360". This name comes with a wish of "return to the starting point once again and make a new era car." This name also includes the initial of "New," "Nippon," "Norimono (vehicle)" and "Next," and has the meaning of "making new Japanese vehicles in the future." "BOX" was named after the shape of this car.
"+" comes with a wish of "plus the new idea to the room size of the N-BOX created by Honda's original center fuel tank layout, and create new possibilities in car life".