NEW YORK, N.Y. – Honda unveiled the 2013 Crosstour Concept today at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), providing the first official glimpse of a more capable looking exterior styling direction for the luxurious mid-size CUV. Set to go on sale this fall, the 2013 Crosstour will feature improved fuel economy thanks to its new 6-speed automatic transmission and will benefit from a host of safety and visibility upgrades.
“The Crosstour offers Canadians a modern interpretation of a CUV, while integrating the versatility, luxury, and efficiency of a sedan,” said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president of Auto Sales, Honda Canada. “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.”
The Crosstour Concept features a more capable, SUV-like styling direction for Honda’s mid-size crossover. A more aggressive and athletic front end, new contrasting moldings on the lower door garnish, and cleaner front and rear fascias anchored by the rugged look of finished sill plates provide more visual strength to the Crosstour Concept. Adding to the SUV-like stance, new rear-fender finish helps give the Concept a more solidly planted appearance.
The 2013 Crosstour will offer a re-engineered and more powerful 3.5-litre, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine and will feature a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also available is Honda’s Real Time 4WDTM system, which sends power to all four wheels when front-wheel slippage is detected.
The 2013 Crosstour will introduce numerous new safety features, and is targeted to earn top scores in the U.S. 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. Both systems use a camera mounted behind the windshield to alert drivers if the car is moving out of its lane or to warn drivers of a potential collision in front of them.
Standard Crosstour convenience features include an automatic dimming rearview mirror, auto-on/off headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and USB audio interface. Other available features on the 2013 Crosstour will include a hard-drive based navigation system, XM satellite radio and an SMS text-to-speech function.
Source: Canada Newswire / Honda