The Honda Life is a kei car sedan produced by Honda.
First generation (1971-1974)
It was offered as a 2-door or 4-door sedan and in a 2-door wagon model. It had a water-cooled, 36 hp (27 kW) 356 cc engine.Honda Life 1971
Van version was introduced on 1971-09-06, followed by hatchback wagon on 1971-10-25.
Life step van
This van type variant uses a 360 cc, 2-cylinder water-cooled engine. The high back body increased its centre of gravity compared to the sedan version, making it easy to roll over under crosswind.
The van was first sold on 1972-09-20, at the price of 376,000, 388,000, 403,000 yen for standard, standard (after production of Life pick up), Super DX respectively. Total 17,165 vehicles were produced.
|Body style(s)||2-door pick-up|
|Engine(s)||356 cc SOHC I2, 33 hp|
|Transmission(s)||4-Speed manual transmission|
|Wheelbase||2080 mm (81.9 in)|
|Length||2995 mm (117.9 in)|
|Width||1295 mm (51 in)|
|Height||1620 mm (63.8 in)|
|Fuel capacity||26 litres (Template:Convert/usgal impgal)|
Introduced on 1973-08-21, the vehicle used the style of a pick-up truck. The production was ended in 1974, with 1132 vehicles produced.
Second generation (1997-1998)
In 1997 the Life name was resurrected for a new line of small, front wheel drive 5-door MPV style cars for Honda, which required a redesign for 1998 because of new Japanese taxing regulations.
Third generation (1998-2003)
The 1998 model was bigger than the 2nd generation counterpart, with 3395 mm (133.7 in) length and 1475 mm (58.1 in) width.
Fourth generation (2003-2008)
|Body style(s)||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||FF layout, 4WD|
|Engine(s)||658 cc P07A SOHC I3 (DIVA, F, F Happy Edition, C, C Topic)|
658 cc P07A SOHC I3 turbo (DIVA Turbo, F Turbo)
|Transmission(s)||4-Speed Automatic Overdrive|
|Wheelbase||2420 mm (95.3 in)|
|Length||3395 mm (133.7 in)|
|Width||1475 mm (58.1 in)|
|Height||1580 mm (62.2 in) (FF)|
1595 mm (62.8 in) (4WD)
|Fuel capacity||35 litres (Template:Convert/usgal impgal) (FF)|
31 litres (Template:Convert/usgal impgal) (4WD)
Suzuki Wagon R
In 2003 the model was updated, and now includes a 660 cc 3-cylinder engine, with an optional turbocharger, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and optional 4-wheel drive. The safety features were significantly improved and engine emissions were reduced. A triangle window was placed at the mounting point of wing mirrors in 3rd generation vehicle.
In 2005, Honda introduced the DIVA model, which included aerodynamic styling and aluminium wheels.
2007 models started production on 2006-10-05. It marked the first use of Honda Smart Parking Assist System in a production Honda vehicle.
Fifth generation (2008-present)
In November 2008 Honda introduced the fifth generation Life. This generation is available in three flavours: Life G, Life Diva and Life Pastel.
|model||DIVA||DIVA Turbo||F, F Happy Edition||F Turbo||C, C Topic|
|model name (FF/4WD)||Honda DBA-JB5/CBA-JB6||Honda DBA-JB7/CBA-JB8||Honda DBA-JB5/CBA-JB6||Honda DBA-JB7/CBA-JB8||Honda DBA-JB5/CBA-JB6|
|ground clearance||155 mm|
|power||38 kW (52 PS) @6700 rpm||38 kW (52 PS) @6700 rpm||38 kW (52 PS) @6700 rpm|
|torque||61 N·m (6.2 kgf·m) @3800 rpm||93 N·m (9.5 kgf·m) @4000 rpm||61 N·m (6.2 kgf·m) @3800 rpm||93 N·m (9.5 kgf·m) @4000 rpm||61 N·m (6.2 kgf·m) @3800 rpm|
|turning radius||4.7 m||4.5 m|
|tire (front/rear)||165/55R14 72V||155/65R13 73S|
- Honda Life page
- Honda Life History
- Press release of 1st generation Honda Life
- Press release of Life Step-Van
- Press release of Life Pick Up
- Press release of 2nd generation Honda Life
- Press release of 4th generation Honda Life
- Lovestep Life StepVan page
- StepVan room contain information on Step-Van.
- Life StepVan review
- Honda 2001 annual report
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