Honda Stepwgn 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 2022+ Honda Stepwgn hybrid (RP8).
We can assist you step-by-step through the whole process from inspecting and bidding on the best Stepwgns at auction in Japan to shipping, import, compliance and registration in Australia for your Stepwgn import.
Stepwgn hybrid fuel economy ranges between 19.5 to 20 km/L / 5.13 to 5.0 L/100 km (WLTC) depending on the model.
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 4-cylinder petrol engine and CVT transmission.
Honda Stepwgn import options from Japan
Stepwagn e:HEV Air
Stepwagn e:HEV Spada
Stepwagn e:HEV Spada Premium
Pricing and model options from Honda Japan (Dec 2023) including fuel economy figures:
Stepwagn e:HEV Air Specs
This is the base model Stepwgn but still comes standard with Honda Sensing safety package and Honda Connect for smartphone.
The Step Wagon Air has 5 body colour options:
And 2 interior colour options – gray or black:
Stepwagn e:HEV Spada Specs
This is the mid-range Stepwgn model.
The Stepwgn Spada comes with LED active cornering headlights, 2nd row ottoman, power tailgate (with memory function), Type C USB chargers for all seat rows, triple zone control air conditioner, front heated seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, fabric and synthetic leather combination seats, genuine leather steering wheel plus a range of other features.
The Step Wagon Spada has 5 body colour options:
And comes with one interior colour – black:
Stepwagn e:HEV Spada Premium Line Specs
This is the top spec Stepwgn model with additional features.
Both front and middle row seats are heated and the Spada Premium Line has an exclusive 17-inch alloy wheel design.
The Step Wagon Spada Premium Line has 5 body colour options:
And comes with one interior colour – black:
Seat position and customisation
Honda has worked hard on the interior design to maximise space and utility with a range of possible seating positions:
Luggage and interior storage space
Power tailgate with memory.
Magic Seat – 3rd row split underfloor storage seat.
Dual power sliding doors.
Handsfree sliding door and auto side step.
Plenty of convenience built into all 3 seat rows.
All rows are equipped with USB chargers (Type-C) that can charge smartphones, tablets, portable game consoles, etc.
Air conditioner with purifier.
Stepwagn safety features
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).
i-SRS airbag system for driver and passenger seats
i-side airbag system for 1st row seats + side curtain airbag system (for 1st to 3rd row seats)
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.