Honda Step WGN

Honda Step WGN

Honda to Begin Sales of Refreshed Step WGN

 

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of a newly refreshed Step WGN at dealerships across Japan. The current version of Step WGN has been well-received by many customers especially for its functional cabin space and the revolutionary tailgate mechanism called the Waku Waku Gate ("Waku Waku" is a Japanese expression for "exciting"). Through this minor model change, the Step WGN SPADA received a new exterior look and hybrid types equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system have been added to the SPADA lineup.

Moreover, all types of the Step WGN Series now feature the Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, further enhancing the lineup of functional features of Step WGN models. A hybrid system called "Sport Hybrid i-MMD" is installed in the new Stepwagon Spada hybrid. In addition, the new Stepwagon Spada Hybrid is enhanced in rigidity compared to ordinary spaders, the suspension is dedicated to tuning, and the front and rear are the first "performance damper" in Honda's minivan as well It is mounted (HYBRID G EX). In the new step wagon, the safety aspect also evolves. The previous step wagon also had "Honda SENSING" equipped with collision mitigation brake and lane keeping support system, but this time the "pedestrian accident reduction steering" which avoids accidents with pedestrians newly added a new step wagon, Standard equipped on all models of the new Step Wagon Spada.

 

 

Honda Step WGN Key Changes:

 

Renewed Exterior Design of Step WGN SPADA-:

The front face of the former step wagon spada, the impression has a different impression much from the new model. Newly-adopted LED head lights express increased sharpness and a front grille designed exclusively for this model expresses an enhanced sense of presence. With these new items, a stylish and dynamic front mask was perfected to further highlight SPADA's unique characteristics. Moreover, in consideration of aerodynamics, the form of the tailgate spoiler was modified, which led to the evolution of exterior design in a more sporty direction. 

A step wagon spada that gained a great attraction as a hybrid. There are rumors that Nissan "Serena", the most powerful rival, is delayed in the development of e-POWER. By introducing a hybrid model in advance, it is noteworthy whether or not you can separate your rival car.

 

 

Hybrid types added to the Step WGN SPADA lineup-:

Hybrid types equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system are now available for the Step WGN SPADA. These hybrid types realize both high-quality and powerful driving performance together with the .top-in-class level fuel economy of 25.0 km/L (JC08 mode). The new Stepwagon Spada Hybrid features a hybrid meter equipped with a multi-information display and a power/charge meter and a select lever for hybrid only.

Moreover, for the first time among Honda automobiles, SPADA’s fuel economy was certified under the Worldwide-Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycle (WLTC) mode, measured at 20.0 km/L. Exclusively-tuned suspensions were adopted for all hybrid types, and performance dampers were adopted for the highest grade hybrid type to balance the occupant comfort and driving stability at a high level. 

 

 

Honda SENSING Enhanced functions, advanced safety & driver-assistive technologies-:

With the adoption of the Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering function, all eight basic functions of Honda SENSING are now available for all types of standard equipment. Honda SENSING supports safer driving, peace of mind and frontal collision avoidance by alerting the driver through the use of millimetre-wave radar and a monocular camera, together with braking/steering control technologies.

Hybrid types feature Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF). By expanding its range of operation to 0 km/h, the system will reduce the burden on the driver while driving on congested highways. All types of Step WGN SPADA and Modulo X qualify for the "Safety Support Car S - Wide" and all other types of Step WGN qualify as "Safety Support Car S - Basic+" promoted by the Japanese government.

 

 

Step WGN Wheelchair-accessible model:

 

Type Engine Transmission Drive
G・Honda SENSING
(3rd-row ingress type)
1.5 L
VTEC
TURBO
CVT FF
4WD
SPADA・Honda SENSING
(2nd-row ingress type)
CVT+ Paddle Shifter FF

 

 

Step WGN with side lift-up seat:

 

Type Engine Transmission Drive
G・Honda SENSING 1.5 L
VTEC
TURBO
CVT FF
4WD
SPADA・Honda SENSING CVT+ Paddle Shifter FF

 

 

Step WGN with front-passenger lift-up seat:

 

Type Engine Transmission Drive
G・Honda SENSING 1.5 L
VTEC
TURBO
CVT FF
4WD
SPADA・Honda SENSING CVT+ Paddle Shifter FF

 

 

Source: http://world.honda.com/news/2017/4170928aeng-stepwgn.html

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