According to Winding Road, the next-generation Honda Stream mini-MPV is going to be sold in the US by 2009. The Stream has been a hit for Honda since it was originally released in 2000, but the current redesign has received mixed reviews.
In order to make more money off the Stream, which shares its mechanicals with the CR-V and Civic, Honda is going to start selling the vehicle in the US. It has been rumored for a while that Honda was going to import the vehicle here. The growing popularity of crossover CUV type vehicles surely had a role in this decision.
The JDM version of the Stream has three rows of seats and fits seven or eight passengers. Winding Road is reporting that the Stream will only be available with two rows of seats in the US.
In Japan, the Stream is available with either a 1.8L i-VTEC engine and five-speed auto or an 2.0L i-VTEC engine. It is unknown if the Stream will use these engines in the US or if it will be powered by the 2.4L that is currently in the CR-V. Since the Stream is larger than the Mazda5, it is unlikely we will see the 1.8L engine in the US.
The Stream has been spotted testing in LA, which should add more fuel to the rumors.
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