Honda launches new Step WGN models

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A new Step WGN is seen at Honda Motor’s headquarters in Minato Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday.

Honda Motor Co. on Friday launched two new models in its Step WGN line, its first fully revamped minivan in about seven years.

Honda said the new models have been made more spacious and comfortable, with the largest interior capacity ever for a Honda vehicle sold in the nation. The prices including tax range from about ¥2.99 million to about ¥3.84 million.

The two new models available are the Step WGN Air, with a simple exterior design, and the Step WGN e:HEV Spada, with a stately design. Both Air and Spada models are available as hybrid and gasoline versions.

Due to a shortage of semiconductors and other factors, delivery of the hybrid model is expected to take approximately five months, while the gasoline model can be delivered in about four months. The automaker expects to sell 5,000 units per month.