As the name suggest the Crosstour is more of a hybrid between a coupe and a sports utility vehicle. To be precise this car is of its kind. It is a SUV i.e. crossover utility vehicle. This vehicle resembles the Honda Accord in some aspects. However it is unfortunate that such a unique utility vehicle has not done as well as the Accord. Initially Honda released this vehicle in 2009 but it was not able to attract enough customers. In spite of offering great features this vehicle has not been able to dominate. Honda has decided to give this model another chance and now they are presently working on the 2017 Honda Crosstour. An allover performance refinement and modernization in terms of design is expected.
2017 Hoda Crosstour: Engine Specs
The information about 2017 Honda Crosstour is clear. 2017 Honda Crosstour will be released in two petrol engine variants. They will also be available in both four wheel drive and all wheel drive. The first engine in this year’s lineup will be an i-VTEC four cylinder inline 2.4 L engine. This will be offered in the base variant. This engine will have a decent power output of 143 kW and a 219 Nm of torque. It gets better with the next variant. It will offer an inline six cylinder i-VTEC engine of 3.5 L. This variant’s power output might range up to 200 kW. The base engine is expected to be combined with a five speed gear system and the former will be coupled with a six speed one. Honda has also implemented a new feature of cylinder locking in this variant. Other than that improved fuel efficiency is expected.
2017 Honda Crosstour: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Even though the company has been very discrete about the details of this variant, the spy shots released earlier reveal a lot. Honda has done it right. They have added a completely modern look, sustaining the quality and durability. To add to that this five door 2017 Honda Crosstour look has a very rugged feel associated with it. In terms of mentionable updates we have got a broader bumper and a chrome finished grill. Other than that it has adapted to smaller 18-inch wheels. 2017 Honda Crosstour’s exterior design upgrades are few but effective.
2017 Honda Crosstour’s interior modernizations aren’t very far behind this time. The new cabin has been crafted with top notch materials and offers a higher level of comfort. Honda has also been very keen about the technological upgrades and therefore they have equipped this variant with a highly advanced infotainment system. Last but not the least, this car will also come with improved navigation and audio system. Other features include safety features such as traction control, air bags, auto braking system and etc.
2017 Honda Crosstour: Release Date, Price, Competitors
Upon its release the 2017 Honda Crosstour will be in stiff competition with vehicles like Acura TSX Sports Wagon, Toyota Venza and Subaru Outback.Therefore this compact utility vehicle will be available for a cheaper price, compared to the features offered. The cost of the base variant is likely to be around $ 28 000. It will increase with the number of features. As we have stated earlier, no official information is available. However if we go by logic then this car should be available in the markets by the fourth quarter of next year.