2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Unveiled:New York Auto Show
The Honda Crosstour Concept has been revealed at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The 2012 Honda Crostour Concept comes with a whole set of exterior styling tweaks to the luxurious mid-size CUV that is all set to go on sale this fall. Honda says the 2013 Crosstour has been developed for active consumers and the new V-6 engine will feature enhanced fuel economy.
The 2013 Honda Crosstour Concept features more aggressive and athletic front end along with new contrasting moldings on the lower door garnish. There’s also a new grille that helps clean up the front end. The rear gets stressed horizontals to highlight the concept’s width. This is the only image Honda has released and hence it is not sure yet whether any changes are in store for the 2012 model. Moving to its interior, the 2013 Crosstour Concept offers luxury at its peak and the vehicle will see more modification for new model including heavily revised trim materials, the addition of an 8-inch, in-dash information display, keyless ignition, and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters on V-6 models.
One of the two powetrains offered by the new Honda Crosstour features a re-engineered and more powerful 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine while the other is a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine. Beside, the vehicle will feature a 6-speed automatic transmission and make use of Honda Variable Cylinder Management technology to attain class-leading V-6 fuel efficiency.
The Honda Crosstour also introduces numerous new safety features to earn top scores in the federal government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The next Crosstour will be available with Honda’s Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) technology. First introduced in 2009, the Crosstour persist as one of the most versatile choices in the midsize crossover segment.
“Fueled by a combination of versatility, luxury, and efficiency, owners have demonstrated remarkable devotion to the Honda Crosstour,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. “The 2013 Crosstour Concept shows how Honda will strengthen the styling and add even more content to one of the most efficient offerings in the class,” he added.