After releasing the teaser a few weeks ago, now Honda officially introduces the form of the sixth generation All-new Step WGN. First debuted in 1996, the launch year also marks its 25th anniversary.
The Japanese automaker offers two new Step WGN variants called “Air” and “Spada” with its flagship trim level, “Premium Line”.
Compared to its predecessor which was introduced in 2015 and got a facelift in 2017, this sixth generation Step WGN looks much more elegant and minimalist which represents the latest evolution of Honda’s design language.
Seen from the exterior, this MPV adopts a two-box layout with a smoother surface as well as longer front overhangs, rear pushed pillars, lower belt lines, large sliding doors and standard 16-inch wheels.
The LED headlights have been connected with a horizontal character line with the front bumper and grille featuring a slightly different design on the “Air” and “Spada” variants. At the rear, vertical LED taillights allow for a large tailgate opening.
Inside the cabin, there are three rows of seats that can accommodate up to six passengers with ample leg and headroom. The middle row seems to be the most comfortable because the two individual seats have leg-rests and armrests that can recline, as well as slide forward and backward and left and right.
In addition, the foldable third row is more comfortable than before thanks to the thicker foam in the seats. Not only that, another interesting thing in the interior is the “Fabtech” upholstery which is an easy-to-clean water and oil repellent feature that sounds ideal for families and small children.
The All-New Step WGN dashboard features a sizable 11.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15.6-inch roof-mounted monitor for rear passengers.
The Step WGN Air has lighter tones and warm colors inspired by the living room atmosphere, while the Step WGN Spada adopts a darker tone and looks more premium. In addition, all Step WGN variants will also benefit from the standard Honda Sensing ADAS range.
Unfortunately, Honda did not announce the details of the platform and lineup of the minivan engine. However, this MPV car will be available as both a hybrid engine (e:HEV), and a gasoline engine. The E:HEV will use a two-motor hybrid system with three driving modes, EV, Hybrid and Engine.
Honda will show a pre-production prototype of the Step WGN at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon and its market launch in Japan is slated for this spring.
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