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25th June 2014, 12:23 PM
The Honda Stepwgn is a mid-sized MPV produced by Honda since 1996. It is designed with a higher cabin, in contrast to the Odyssey and later also the Stream. Additionally, it can accommodate 8 people, instead of 7 in Odyssey and Stream. In standard form the car has one door on the driver's side but two doors on the pavement / sidewalk side.

F-MX (1995)[edit]
The first generation Stepwgn originally appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show as the "F-MX" in 1995.

Initial release (1996-)[edit]
Production of retail modivy began on the 8th of May 1996. At that time, most rival Japanese vehicles usually had the engine mounted under the driver's seat, or a cabover type. The Stepwgn used the latter, and was based on the Civic, to keep prices low - starting from 1,548,000 and going up to 2,368,000.[2] The passenger side was fitted with a sliding door, to allow easier access. To improve profitability, cost reduction measures were used, such as there being only one engine and transmission option (a 2 litre in-line 4 and a -cvt=countinously variable tramission automatic),[3] and the vehicle design reduced the use of steel panels and parts. be in the Japanese,Australian and Indonesian

1997 update[edit]
Changes include standardizing ABS and dual SRS airbags throughout the range and further adding a number of convenience features.

Japan models went on sale in 1997-08-25 at Honda's Primo, Verno and Clio networks.[4]

Step WGN Field Deck (1998-)[edit]
It is a version of Step WGN with pop-up observation/tent, designed for outdoor leisure pursuits and made out of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP).

Japan models went on sale in 1998-01-22 at Honda auto dealers.[5]

1999 update[edit]
The vehicle received a facelift on the 20th of May 1999. The appearance of the headlights was altered, and the rear license plate position was moved down.

10th September 2014, 11:02 PM
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