Honda to Begin Sales of All-New Honda Step WGN

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new Honda Step WGN on Friday, April 24, 2015, at dealerships across Japan.

Equipped with a newly-developed 1.5-liter direct injection VTEC TURBO engine, this fifth-generation Step WGN was designed to be a fun-to-use minivan that features a functional cabin space much like a living room at home, as well as a revolutionary tailgate mechanism named Waku Waku Gate (“Waku Waku” is a Japanese expression for “exciting”).

Honda Stepwagon front

Honda Stepwagon front

Honda’s first 1.5-liter VTEC TURBO engine realizes not only powerful and smooth acceleration with its torque equivalent to that of a 2.4-liter engine, but also excellent fuel economy and quietness, achieving the type of leisurely drive people expect from a minivan even with multiple passengers and on hilly roads. Moreover, the all-new Step WGN realizes top-in-class level*1 fuel economy of 17.0km/liter.

Honda Stepwagon interiors

Honda Stepwagon interiors

Furthermore, the all-new Step WGN features the largest cabin space in the class*3 as well as the Waku Waku Gate*4, Honda’s original design that functions as a wide tailgate that opens up or as with a sub-door that opens to the side. When combined with the third-row Magic Seat with a 60-40 split that can be split and stored under the floor, the side-opening door enables third-row passengers to get in and out of the car without opening the entire tailgate, also making it easier to load and unload cargo.

Honda Stepwagon side profile

Honda Stepwagon side profile

In addition, the all-new Step WGN is equipped with Honda SENSING*5, Honda’s advanced driver-assistive system that expands the scope of detection to include pedestrians*6, providing an enhanced sense of security.

Honda Stepwagon rear three quarters

Honda Stepwagon rear three quarters

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