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New 5th Generation Honda Stepwagon

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Standard Version

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Sport Version (Spada)

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Highlight #1: Waku Waku Gate

 

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Similar to the Twin Door mechanism found on Skoda Superb & BMW 5 GT, the tailgate of the new Stepwgn can be opened in 2 manner.

 

1. Normal liftback for full access to the boot

2. Side opening for easy access to the 3 row or boot

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Highlight #2: 1.5L VTEC Turbo Engine

 

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This shall be the first model in Honda stable to receive the newly developed 1.5L 4 cylinder turbo-charged engine, which power is said to be equivalent to the existing 2.4L VTEC unit.

 

A quick check online and based on earlier press release, the engine is capable of up to 150KW (204ps / 201bhp) & 260Nm of Torque. Ehm very interesting... ...

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Highlight #2: 1.5L VTEC Turbo Engine

 

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This shall be the first model in Honda stable to receive the newly developed 1.5L 4 cylinder turbo-charged engine, which power is said to be equivalent to the existing 2.4L VTEC unit.

 

A quick check online and based on earlier press release, the engine is capable of up to 150KW (204ps / 201bhp) & 260Nm of Torque. Ehm very interesting..

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Engine interesting but looks not very appealing...

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6th Gear

The wheel looks very small for a car that size.

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Hypersonic

I'm a traditionalist and feel abit sad that Honda whose VTEC is amongst the best NA engines in its class has also jumped onto the turbo bandwagon, that said I guess partly due to the tougher emission standards these days.

 

This step wagon is a very practical car n those requiring this amount of space will find it useful but its looks definitely won't win any looks contest!!

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1.5l squeeze out 200horses, 260nm of torque.. Civic racerboys will dig this

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6th Gear

Honda should try putting the engine in the current Odyssey to see if it is really comparable to a 2.4l...

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Purely from these pics posted, that is one ugly vehicle. The outside really looks like a delivery van, especially the rear. The hole in front of the front passenger seat is simply that : a large hole.

 

Looks aside, that size and shape will be very practical and comfortable. Easy to load both luggage and passengers.

 

This will appeal to families.

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1.5l squeeze out 200horses, 260nm of torque.. Civic racerboys will dig this

 

got so much meh [grin] , i doubt so sia , probably 150-170hp and 200-230nm

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Honda should try putting the engine in the current Odyssey to see if it is really comparable to a 2.4l...

 

 

Odyssey 2.4 (specs from SGCarMart) : 129kW 225Nm

Stepwagon (specs from above) : 150kW 260Nm

 

Maybe the 2.4 engine is quieter, befitting the more high-end Oddy.

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1.5l? and from the pic seems a bit small? more like a face-lift Freed...

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Supersonic

Their sales must be badly hit since now TC small capacity engines are more popular choices. Most likely the TC engines are on export models. Their Japan domestic market is still resistant on forced induced technology and more in favour of hybrid systems.

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got so much meh [grin] , i doubt so sia , probably 150-170hp and 200-230nm

That is what posted on the Web when Honda introduced the 3 TC engines in end 2013.

 

http://motortrend.com/roadtests/hatchbacks/1312_quick_drive_honda_turbo_engines_future_powertrain_tech/

 

http://car.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20131119_624163.html

 

For the application in Stepwgn, the figures you mentioned is plausible (matching the performance of the current 2.4 VTEC).

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Their sales must be badly hit since now TC small capacity engines are more popular choices. Most likely the TC engines are on export models. Their Japan domestic market is still resistant on forced induced technology and more in favour of hybrid systems.

It is not just about sales. With the worldwide push for cleaner engines, DHL (Diesel, Hybrid & Lesser cc through turbo-charging) are the alternatives for now.

 

BTW, the Stepwgn is supposedly a JDM, and the 1.5 VTEC Turbo is the standard engine for the model, not just export model.

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Supersonic

wah, 5th gen already??

 

i almost bought one in 06 (dunno which gen was it), but decided to get a wish eventually.

 

now need to replace the wish.

 

will this model be imported by PI? Will want to take a look to add to the choice i'm considering leh...

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Supersonic

For those who commented on the look of the car,

 

this car looks like any practical and spacious mpv on the market

 

All are equally ugly

 

But whoever buys mpvs for the looks?

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