2018 Honda Step WGN – The next generation of Honda StepWGN has to undergo a facelift. Honda had only released a teaser of the new model, but Livedoor Blog has now fled outside.
The WGN Step entered the Japanese market in the mid-1990s, and the current model got a new look in 2015. For this mid-cycle update, the van not quite updated in the form of a new front grille and fascia with LED headlights. The rear door spoiler is also modified to add a little more sport in the design. Ecologically, Spada models are equipped with Honda’s two-engine sport hybrid system, while all hybrids benefit from a new suspension tuning. Honda Sensing safety systems are now available as standard equipment on all Step WGN models.
Starting with the latter, the Spada version of the StepWGN is now available with the Honda Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD). The system consists of a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine with Atkinson cycle, an i-MMD electric motor, an e-CVT and a lithium-ion battery.
The internal combustion engine is rated at 145 PS and 175 Nm, while the electric motor serves up to 184 PS and 315 Nm. Drivers will have access to several driving modes, including an electric-only option, and Honda is calling for a fuel economy of only 25 km per liter (JC08 mode).
The 2018 Honda Step WGN is officially confirmed on the Japanese market in September 2017.