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Honda Crosstour Concept Bows at NYIAS

 
The Crosstour is one of the most unique vehicles in the crossover segment, and unfortunately for Honda, it tends to be overlooked more often than not - For 2013, Honda aims to change that.  The Crosstour "Concept" (ok… it's the real thing, just admit it already) debuted with much more rugged styling and the same advanced safety tech Honda showed us in Detroit on the 2013 Accord Coupe Concept.  According to Honda, the next Crosstour will be available with Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning technologies that utilize a camera mounted behind the windshield that constantly analyzes the traffic in front of the vehicle and the lane architecture to alert drivers accordingly (no pun intended).  Also, there's going to be available blind spot monitoring as well (as can be seen from the tiny cameras embedded on each of the side mirrors), just like on the forthcoming Accord Coupe.  

 

When Honda refreshed the Crosstour, they took customers' feedback into consideration.  Current owners love that the Crosstour offers the perfect balance between sedan and SUV in a package that's not much larger than the Accord Sedan on which the Crosstour is based.  Honda has always targeted an active, family-oriented demographic, but with the new styling, Honda aims to capture more buyers in the segment who would otherwise gravitate towards more capable SUVs, yet would just as soon also consider a sedan.  The front has been completely revised to include more angular head lights, a more pronounced chrome grill, and the body-colored lower side moldings have been discarded in favor of more rugged looking black plastic trim.  The engine choices for 2013 remain unchanged, as buyers can choose between a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 192 horsepower, or a larger 3.5-liter V-6 that produces a yet undetermined horsepower figure (Honda is tweaking it as you read this).  

Standard features on the 2013 Crosstour include a rear backup camera (which Honda says will be available on 94% of its lineup next year), auto dimming rearview mirror, automatic on/off headlights, Bluetooth, and a USB audio interface.  

For more information on the 2013 Crosstour, head over to our website, www.stlouishonda.com, where we will feature more information about this extraordinary crossover as it becomes available. 

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