The fifth generation Honda StepWGN reached Japanese showrooms in April 2015. A bit over three years later, it is due for a facelift. Honda had released only a teaser of the new model, but Livedoor Blog has now leaked the exterior.
The 2018 Honda StepWGN gets a whole new front-end, which makes the MPV look bigger and bolder. The facelift appears to bear full-LED headlamps with C-shaped LED signature lights and LED fog lights for efficiency. The LED fog lights have honeycomb grille above them and are underlined by chrome trim. The mid-cycle refresh brings new design alloy wheels too.
The Honda StepWGN is 4,690 mm/4,735 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,840 mm/1,855 mm tall. Under the hood, there's the L15B 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol engine that produces 110 kW (150 PS) and 203 Nm of torque. With the facelift, Honda will introduce the SPORT HYBRID i-MMD dual-motor hybrid powertrain option in the StepWGN. The new model will have enhanced safety and driver assistance features with the upgraded Honda SENSING suite.
The 2018 Honda StepWGN is officially confirmed to hit the Japanese market in September 2017.
[Image Source: livedoor Blog]