2010 Honda Accord Crosstour. Click image to enlarge
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Toronto, Ontario – Honda Canada announced the all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will arrive at Honda dealerships this fall. Honda describes the Accord Crosstour as a “Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) concept…with a sleek and aerodynamic shape that blends sporty, low-profile contours with versatile CUV functionality.”
“Our concept is to broaden the appeal of the Accord line-up by leveraging traditional Accord strengths of fun-to-drive performance and handling, while also adapting to shifts in the Canadian light truck marketplace,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. “The all-new Accord Crosstour achieves this by offering a modern interpretation of a CUV, while integrating the refinement and efficiency of a premium sedan.”
Derived from the Accord Sedan, the Accord Crosstour maximizes car-like ride and refinement while maintaining a CUV’s increased ride height and all-weather potential. The Accord Crosstour’s adds a bolder front grille complemented by a durable lower-body appearance, wedge-shaped C-pillars and an aggressive rear stance. The flowing roofline narrows smoothly into the rear of the vehicle which conceals a unique cargo area that can accommodate large objects, exceeding the capacity of a sedan.
“SUV buyers like the comforts of an SUV and the commanding view of the road that comes with a high eye-point,” said Chenkin. “The Accord Crosstour meets the needs of Canadian buyers looking for these attributes, while providing an image that is different from a conventional SUV.”
The Accord Crosstour will be positioned at the top of the Accord family when it goes on sale in fall 2009. Additional details and pricing will be announced later in the year.