Direct translation from Japanese Wikipedia
The Honda Step WGN appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show as the "F-MX".
1996 May 8
The Honda Step WGN emerged as one type of vehicle. At that time, Japan's commercial delivery vehicles based on the engine under the driver's seat, or cabover type were the Step WGN is based on the Civic FF layout of the floor and low - , A tool to find square style, low-price strategy such as the popular model in one sitting.
Cars, splitting the extreme limit of its潔かった Step Van which is derived from that time, Japan, the "minivan" terms are still not in place "Commercial vehicles" reminiscent of "On the van | Meeting]]" to stop "Step Wagon". The English name "STEP WGN", a grade name "W", "G", "N" and "pleasure".
Family assumes that the child has to rush out to prevent road-side, passenger side sliding door is only with the establishment.
To improve profitability, cost reduction measures is to ensure that the [Ministry of Transport] (the current Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) to get the model to reduce the cost of the engines and transmissions to one type at a time Aperture, and vehicle design, the Civic divert from the leg, [[finite element method] analysis (FEM) by reducing the use of steel, panels and parts of the division's efforts to reduce press die, than to推し進めた. Moreover, the stiffness to ensure the right to設けずsliding doors, glass front door outside the window is fixed, welding mark the blindfold and the rear corner of the seal for Skipping work without a thick coating of resin Mall And a large [[taillights | RIAKONBIRANPU] in the corner of a body cover, for last year. As a byproduct, 〜 vehicle weight is 1530 kg and 1410, finished a lightweight.
However,行過ぎたdesign the evils in the beginning, and low body stiffness, and arising out of [[steering] column and the brake] master cylinder (bulkhead) lack of rigidity of mounting a remote Friction cable size and lack of rigidity, mass itself due to lack of knobs, AT [[gearshift | SEREKUTAREBA] operations (a sense of discipline), and pointed to the poor. These are the configuration is close to CR-V is also true of the two cars are selling very well because a significant design changes are allowed, in part to improvement in the Appointed.
Also, sales in the driver's seat airbag and ABS even treatment options, including the apparent strategy to rein in prices採ら. Therefore, the relationship between weight and type, options and dealer of the air-conditioner "N" The price of 1.848 million yen, very cheap, and the dealers get customers to contribute. Actual sales in (the dealer to reduce air-conditioning installation in) "N"は無くrecommend it, "draw" and "N" sales ratio is very low at around 5 percent.
Sheet placed in the luggage compartment of emphasizing the "N" is a non-row seat for three basic, second column, 1:2 split of the rotating seats and sit face, collapsible three seats together, to expand cargo room, "Sheets Opens "Two types of選べた. "N" is a two-column sheet, "pop-sheet" and that only.
All grades FF and the four-wheel-drive | 4 WD]] set up in the seat arrangement and combination-drive system, "W" and "G" in four models, "N" for two models, especially Grade with a simple expansion.
Engine, CR-V's built-in the B20B- 2000cc DOHC only, torque for the slow response is pro-Step WGN In tune with the output to 125 PS is kept.
4WD mechanism is usually when the FF, in a circle and front-wheel rear-wheel drive power comes through the [four-wheel-drive formula standby # | standby ceremony], transfer the driving force "dual-pump "Is being used. Dual-pump "Viscous coupling" and linked to sudden compared to driving on snow is the one who dislike the direction.
On the platform (the car) | platform] to share with a total length reduced tall wagon, S-MX appeared.
1997 Aug. 25
Driver's seat and passenger seat SRS [[airbag] All of the taxis to and ABS as standard. Simultaneously, vehicle care, "Armas (ALMAS)" to launch.
1997 Dec. 15
G collard based on the type of bumpers, key remote control, privacy glass and equipped with "HOWAITI". The body color is white taffeta only settings.
1998 Aug. 27
G-only seats based on skin type, such as collard bumper-equipped "DERAKUSHI".
1999 May 20
On the face-lift (the car) # minor facelift (minor changes) | minor change] and the type of late. New Aero Parts SUPOTIGUREDO equipped with a "speedy", a special early-type car, "DERAKUSHI" to promote a catalog model.
The appearance of the headlight design (of light above and below the 4 & MARUCHIRIFUREKUTA) and the rear [[license plate] mounting position of the tailgate garnish in the center will move to the bottom (However, in light No. 20 One to change).
The operation system is, AT OD selector switch is to change the tuning knob and BARANSUUEITO mass was held operation, the operation of both improved slightly as well.
2000 March 23
2000 [[automobile exhaust gas regulations | emissions regulations] as well as to adapt the engine to increase output to 135 PS. Also, based on DERAKUSHI SURAIDODOAIJIKUROZA, sheet-only areas, [[wheel], only the headlights, CD / MD [[car audio | Audio], equipped with "Ultra".
2000 April 6
"Speedy" part of the equipment based on a simplified "Krafty".
2000 Nov. 30
G-based type of privacy glass, and equipped with a remote control key and ODIORESU "Goodie". The "Goodie" is the first and last special car.