On February 14, Honda began collecting pre-orders in Japan for the new, sixth generation Honda StepWGN mid-size van.
As of February 14, the lead time from pre-order to delivery is approximately five months for both the petrol and hybrid versions. That is, the first customers will receive StepWGN approximately in July. There is a very high demand for a novelty in Japan.
Honda hasn’t revealed pricing or detailed specs yet: they’ll be revealed at the full launch in the spring.
The model is offered in two styling versions: Air and Spada. They differ in front and rear, and specifically: the shape of the bumpers and grille. The Air has a quieter exterior, while the Spada has a larger grille with bold chrome surrounds and more expressive bumpers.
The car is available in two versions: petrol and e:HEV hybrid (supports driving only on electricity). StepWGN offers front- and all-wheel drive, e:HEV exclusively front-wheel drive. Power and efficiency indicators have not yet been disclosed.
The cabin can have seven or eight seats. The basic package includes a media system with an 11.4-inch display, there are also Honda Connect telecommunications services. Rear passengers will be offered a 15.6-inch overhead screen. The dimension of the digital instrument panel is 10.2 inches.
Recall that the previous generation Honda StepWGN RP has been produced since 2015. It is offered with a 1.5-liter petrol turbo engine with 150 hp. (combined with a CVT), as well as a hybrid system consisting of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, a CVT and an electric motor, with a combined output of 215 hp. The hybrid can only be front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is also available for the gasoline version.