Honda’s little mid-size MPV has been given a pretty little advertisement. The tall eight-seater StepWGN which Honda claims has the largest cabin space in its class, has officially gone on sale in Japan back in April, the ad which is called ‘Arrow,’ seems like an attempt to highlight the new engine in the MPV.

Sitting in the bay of the Honda StepWGN, is a new 1.5 litre four-cylinder VTEC Turbo that makes 150 hp at 5,500 rpm and 203 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm, while paired to it is a CVT transmission, those figures are nice seeing that it’s a medium-size MPV, that’s priced attractively from 2,288,000 yen (RM69,030) to 3,081,400 yen (RM92,967) for the all-wheel drive Spada Cool Spirit in Japan.

Honda StepWGN Spade Ad Screenshot

One of the key selling points of the StepWGN is the ‘Waku Waku’ rear tailgate that doubles up as a door as it opens just like one, which is perhaps why Honda chose to feature a ‘Kyudojin’ or archer with a bow as the main character in the ad, that, and the fact that it fits even the smallest of families.

Couple the rear door with the Magic Seat option, where the third-row seats can actually be tucked away into the floor aside from a 60:40 split folding function, and you will actually be able to fit a bow in to the StepWGN with ease. The variant seen in this ad is the StepWGN SPADA which features a black interior, deeper-toned colours and harder materials. Would you fancy Honda’s StepWGN if it ever makes it to our shores?

Posted by auto motor und sport on Tuesday, 21 July 2015