2013 Honda Crosstour Concept is, um, better? [w/video]
This is the 2013 Honda Crosstour Concept, along with its "more capable-looking styling" that's been revealed today at the New York Auto Show .
Honda is re-aiming the Crosstour at "active consumers," so those new capable looks come down to foglights shrouded in embossed polygons, and the soft-roader rugged-esque front bumper, and dark trim skirting the bodywork. There's also a new grille that helps clean up the front end. The rear gets stressed horizontals to emphasize the concept's width, but this is the only photo Honda has released, so we're not sure yet what other changes (if any) are in store for the 2012 model. The new face looks modestly better than the original, but based one what we see here, we're unclear how this updated look will improve the Crosstour's frigid sales.
Inside, Honda says the new production Crosstour will be available with an eight-inch display and LaneWatch blind-spot detection along with updated trim and keyless ignition. As before, motivation will come courtesy of a 192-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6 that shifts through a six-speed paddleshift transmission (Honda promises that the latter has been reengineered for more power). Don't be fooled by the 19-inch wheels, though – the production version set to go on sale this Fall will get 18-inchers.
We'll update this article with a gallery of live images shortly after the Crosstour Concept's official debut at the New York Auto Show, so stay tuned for more views of its "capable-looking" refreshening.
Honda Crosstour Concept 2013 - Static Footage