Honda Stepwgn Hybrid Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia
The September 2017 to 2022 Honda Stepwgn hybrid (RP5) 2.0 L 7-seater people mover and the 2022+ Honda Stepwgn hybrid (RP8) 2.0 L 7-seater people mover can be imported to Australia from Japan.
This page deals with the 2017 to 2022 Honda Stepwgn hybrid (RP5) which is the last Stepwgn model fitted with Honda’s ‘Waku Waku Gate’ – an innovative split tailgate which lifts up vertically in the usual way as well as opening horizontally on the left side, allowing 3rd row passengers to get in and out like a normal door as well as providing access to the rear in tight parking situations.
The rearseats use Honda’s “Magic Seat” 60-40 split design that fold flat into the floor when not in use.
Due to the shortened marketing name the Stepwgn is variously called the Stepwagon / Step Wagon / Stepwagon e:HEV and Japan auction listings usually list them as Stepwagon Spada / Stepwagon Spada EHEV.
The Stepwgn hybrid has a 2.0 L DOHC i-VTEC I4 engine + 2 electric motors.
Power output is 158 kW (215 PS).
The Stepwgn hybrid uses the Honda Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) drivetrain with CVT transmission.
The powertrain has 3 standard modes – EV, hybrid, or engine drive mode – plus a Sport drive mode.
All Stepwgn models come with Honda Sensing, a package of safety features including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDMS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), and High Beam Support System (HBSS).
Honda Stepwgn hybrid import model options from Japan
Both Stepwgn and Stepwgn Spada are used:
Stepwgn Spada hybrid G Honda Sensing
Stepwgn Spada hybrid G EX Honda Sensing
Stepwgn Spada hybrid Modulo X Honda Sensing
Stepwagon e:HEV Modulo X Honda Sensing
Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own Stepwagon hybrid people mover to Australia.
Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.
There is a good selection of Stepwgn hybrid models going through auction in Japan every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.
We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.
Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.
We make Honda Stepwgn hybrid import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.
We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !
Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.
Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.
Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.
Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:
Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale
Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades
Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.