2018 Honda Step WGN Spada (facelift) goes on sale in Japan

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Honda has given the Honda Step WGN Spada a facelift. The 2018 Honda Step WGN is now on sale in the country’s home market of Japan.

2018 Honda Step WGN Spada (facelift) front
Honda SENSING is now standard across the Honda Step WGN range.

The 2018 Honda Step WGN Spada features newly-adopted LED headlights, a three-tier front grille that flows into the headlights in the signature fashion, a sharper front bumper and revised lower grille. At the rear, Honda has modified the tailgate spoiler for improved aerodynamics. The new Step WGN Spada is 4,760 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,840 mm (FWD)/1,855 mm (4WD) tall.

The Honda Step WGN Spada is now available in a hybrid variant. The Step WGN Spada Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and an i-MMD electric motor. The 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine produces 145 PS at 6,200 rpm and 175 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The electric motor generates 184 PS from 5,000-6,000 rpm and 315 Nm of torque from 0-2,000 rpm. The two-motor hybrid system returns a fuel economy of 25 km/l (JC08 mode). The L15B 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine (150 PS/203 Nm) continues as before.

Honda SENSING is now standard across the Honda Step WGN range. All configurations now have its eight basic functions, listed below:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • False Start Prevention
  • Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Lead Car Departure Notification System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Honda Step WGN Spada hybrid features Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, meaning that the driver can now set the desired interval from the car ahead while using cruise control in light traffic.

2018 Honda Step WGN Spada hybrid front three quarters
The Honda Step WGN Spada is now available with a hybrid powertrain.

The 2018 Honda Step WGN Spada’s prices start at ¥28,52,280 (INR 16,54,833.47).

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