table of contents
- [First Step WGN]1996-2001
- [2nd generation Step WGN]2001-2005
- [3rd generation Step WGN]2005-2009
- [4th generation Step WGN]2009-2015
- [5th generation Step WGN]2015-2021
- [6th generation / current model]2022 ~
- What is your favorite Step WGN?
[First Step WGN]1996-2001
At the time of debut, it was a time when it was more appropriate to call it “1BOX” instead of “minivan”. After the debut of the first Step WGN, the word “minivan” gradually took root.
At that time, the “1BOX” was called a cab-over type, with an engine under the driver’s seat and passenger’s seat (the engine under the butt. When changing oil, the seat was flipped up for maintenance). It was all rear-wheel drive FR.
The Step WGN will debut with an FF layout in which the engine is placed in the same bonnet as the sedan.
The rival new minivans that debuted after that became a type with a bonnet of FF layout one after another, but this is not just a copy of the Step WGN, but an improvement in collision safety and a certain size or more at the front later. It can be said that the influence of the background of the regulation that has to have the bonnet of is more.
That said, Honda must have been the leading model in the automobile industry.
The Step WGN, which has become one of the best sellers in the 1BOX market, sold very well. The low price made it appealing to young people, and it was very popular in a large room that was easy to use.
In order to emphasize cost, we did not clean the welded part, we used a large vertical combination lamp at the rear, we used a resin unpainted molding, and the rear window was all swing type (up and down). Various ideas were devised, such as not opening) and the body panel on the right side of the body instead of the sliding door.
As a result, the weight of the car became lighter and it contributed to good driving and fuel efficiency (on the other hand, the rear suspension is a luxurious specification called double wishbone. This is Honda-like), which is a wonderful by-product, and the history of Step WGN begins. did.
[2nd generation Step WGN]2001-2005
It was fully remodeled in April 2001, leaving a strong impression with the original keep concept, but the platform, suspension, etc. were given special ones.
[3rd generation Step WGN]2005-2009
In May 2005, the design was completely remodeled, and the concept of the first and second generations was significantly changed. The floor is 60mm lower and the center of gravity is 40mm lower than the previous generation. It is also a topic that the rear wheel double wishbone has changed from the 3rd generation to the axle type.
[4th generation Step WGN]2009-2015
In October 2009, both the “Step WGN” and the “Step WGN Spada” were fully remodeled. The body is slightly larger while keeping the concept of the previous generation. Sales also recorded the number one position in minivan sales for a period of time.
A minor change was made in April 2012, and newly developed CVT, idling stop, etc. were adopted to improve fuel efficiency.
[5th generation Step WGN]2015-2021
Equipped with a newly developed 1.5L direct-injection VTEC turbo engine, it was fully remodeled in April 2015 as a fun minivan with 2.5L class power. Adopted “exciting gate” that the rear gate opens like a door.
A minor change was implemented in September 2017, and only the Spada was given a design change such as a front mask. In addition, the 2-motor hybrid system “SPORT HYBRID i-MMD” is installed only in the Spada (renamed to “e: HEV” in January 2020), and the advanced safety technology “Honda Sensing” is adopted in all vehicles. I did.
In December 2018, “Step WGN Modulo X has also undergone minor changes and design changes such as the front mask, and a hybrid model similar to the Spada has also been added.
Latest “Step WGN” used car information
Average price 71 71Ten thousand yen Base price 3 to 3.5 million yen
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[6th generation / current model]2022 ~
The 6th generation new Step WGN was announced on January 7, 2022, and is scheduled to be released in the spring of the same year. Advance reservations will be accepted in February.
Two grades are available for the new model as well as the predecessor, but the normal model, which is not a spada, has been renamed to “AIR”.
The topic is that the design is the opposite of the “Oraora face” that is the trend of minivans in recent years, and that the “Waku Waku Gate” that was a feature of the Step WGN has been abolished.
In addition, in the latest 6th generation, the highest-end model “SPADA PLEMIUM LINE” with further equipment added to the Spada is also available.
Platinum-like chrome-plated decoration on the exterior and suede-like skin and prime smooth combination sheet on the interior give it a luxurious feel and enhance its functions.
What is your favorite Step WGN?
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The Step WGN has a history of more than 25 years since its first release in 1996. In 2022, the 6th generation appeared. From the first generation to the latest 6th generation …
- First generation (1996-)
- 2nd generation (2001-)
- 3rd generation (2005-)
- 4th generation (2009-)
- 5th generation (2015-)
- 6th generation (2022 ~)
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