New Honda StepWGN starts testing in Japan
Posted on: Mar 21, 2017 - 10:26am IST
Fifth-gen model to get a facelift.
Honda launched the fifth generation Honda StepWGN in Japan in 2015 and is now working on a mid-cycle update for the MPV. Twitter user JZX_104 has managed to capture of what seems to be this facelifted Honda StepWGN in Japan.
The fifth-gen Honda StepWGN will get an updated front fascia with a styling similar to that of the recently introduced new generation Honda models. The signature flying wing front grille flows into the headlamps and it’s positioned above two horizontal slats. Below that, the air dam grille and bumper are also apparently different from the ones on the current model. The profile seems unchanged, while it’s unknown if there are any changes at the rear. Not much is expected to change at the rear except tweaked tail lights and restyled bumper.
The Honda StepWGN measures 4,690 mm/4,735 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,840 mm/1,855 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,890 mm. It’s powered by the L15B 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 110 kW (150 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 203 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 5,000 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via a continuously variable transmission. Drivetrain layout choices include front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
Honda could unveil the facelifted Honda StepWGN later this year, with domestic launch following soon.
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[Image Source: Twitter]