Honda Automobiles: Honda Unveils 2013 Crosstour Concept during New York Auto Show

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by in Honda Canada

Honda denounced a 2013 Crosstour Concept currently during a New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), providing a initial central glance of a some-more capable-looking extraneous styling instruction for a lush mid-size CUV. Set to go on sale this fall, a Crosstour’s tangible lines will ring some-more clearly with a active consumers that form a largest apportionment of a reward crossover segment. The 2013 Crosstour V-6 will underline softened fuel economy interjection to a new 6-speed involuntary transmission, while both four-cylinder and V-6 versions will advantage from a horde of reserve and prominence upgrades.

“Fueled by a multiple of versatility, luxury, and efficiency, owners have demonstrated conspicuous friendship to a Honda Crosstour,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of sales for American Honda. “The 2013 Crosstour Concept shows how Honda will strengthen a styling and supplement even some-more calm to one of a many fit offerings in a class.”

Concept Design

The Crosstour Concept facilities a some-more capable, SUV-like styling instruction for Honda’s mid-size crossover. A some-more assertive and jaunty front end, new resisting moldings on a reduce doorway garnish, and cleaner front and back fascias anchored by a imperishable demeanour of finished sill plates yield some-more visible strength to a Crosstour Concept. Adding to a SUV-like stance, a new rear-fender finish helps give a Concept a some-more solidly planted appearance.

Up front, a new integrated foglamp diagnosis is complemented by a slotted finish underneath a headlights, that helps confederate a new, bolder grille. The revised tailgate sports a some-more plane pattern to supplement visible breadth to a sculpted lines during a back of a Crosstour.

The Crosstour Concept is coated in a uninformed hue, identical to one of dual new shades that will seem on a 2013 Crosstour. Anchoring a Crosstour Concept are singular 5-spoke 19-inch wheels, while a 2013 Honda Crosstour will underline new 18-inch amalgamate wheels.

Though not on arrangement in a Crosstour Concept, a lush interior of a Honda Crosstour will see even serve excellence for 2013, including heavily revised trim materials, a serve of an 8-inch, in-dash information display, keyless ignition, and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters on V-6 models.

Advanced and Efficient Powertrains

The Crosstour will offer dual powertrains for a 2013 indication year: a re-engineered and some-more absolute 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine, or a     2.4-liter i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine. The 2013 Crosstour V-6 models will underline a 6-speed involuntary delivery and implement Honda Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) record to grasp class-leading V-6 fuel economy1 along with an altogether alleviation in fuel economy compared to a effusive model. Also accessible on Crosstour EX-L V-6 models is Honda’s Real Time 4WDTM system, that sends energy to all 4 wheels when front-wheel slippage is detected.

The four-cylinder Crosstour models are powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC   i-VTEC® engine producing 192 horsepower during 7,000 RPM and 162 lb-ft of torque during 4,400 RPM. To maximize efficiency, a 5-speed involuntary delivery with Grade Logic Control is customary equipment.

Safety and Technology Innovations

The 2013 Crosstour will deliver countless new reserve features, and is targeted to acquire tip scores in a sovereign government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The subsequent Crosstour will be accessible with Honda’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology. Both systems use a camera mounted behind a windshield to warning drivers if a automobile is relocating suddenly out of a line or to advise drivers of a intensity collision in front of them.

The 2013 Crosstour will yield a horde of prominence enhancements, and will be one of a initial models to accept a Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, that uses a camera complement mounted on a newcomer counterpart for an extended perspective of a passenger-side roadway. Standard apparatus to serve raise prominence on a 2013 Crosstour will also embody re-shaped back headrests, a rearview camera and an ExpandedView Driver’s Mirror.

Standard Crosstour preference facilities embody an involuntary dimming rearview mirror, auto-on/off headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and USB audio interface. Other accessible facilities on a 2013 Crosstour will embody a hard-drive formed navigation system, Pandora internet radio interface, XM satellite radio and an SMS text-to-speech function.

Sales, Accolades and Manufacturing History

First launched in 2009, and now accessible with both V-6 and four-cylinder engines, a Crosstour stays one of a many versatile choices in a midsize crossover segment, and warranted a eminence of J.D. Power and Associates’ “Highest Ranked Midsize Crossover/SUV in Initial Quality” in their 2011 Initial Quality Study SM (IQS). The Crosstour is produced2 during Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant in East Liberty, Ohio.

High fortitude photography and video of a 2013 Crosstour Concept is accessible on a Honda Media Newsroom during www.hondanews.com. More information about a Honda Crosstour, including high fortitude photos and video, is accessible during www.hondanews.com.

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1Preliminary EPA mileage estimates dynamic by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not accessible during a time of printing.
2Honda products are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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