It is not exactly new for car manufacturers to re-launch popular models that ruled the roost in bygone days. Japanese car giant Honda may have similar plans. It is now busy revamping car portfolio for 2019. The company may actually release a mid-size crossover 2019 Honda Crosstour SUV.
While the company is yet to confirm the development the buzz has been doing the rounds in the industry for some time.
2019 Honda Crosstour exterior design
The original Honda Crosstour was sold as Accord Crosstour in the early days. It was launched in 2009 and in 2016 declining sales figures prompted by the company to withdraw manufacturing. It was positioned beneath the popular Honda Pilot in the company’s lineup. Its main deficit was lack of interior space and dated design. It was launch to rival the now discontinued model Toyota Venza. Since it was a hatchback based on the Accord, it had the same platform. However, it failed to be as popular as the Accord in its lifespan.
Now, the industry buzz indicates Honda wants to re-introduce the 2019 Honda Crosstour with enhanced styling and features. The car may get design cues of new generation Honda cars including grille and architecture. It may also get sleek xenon or LED headlamps. However, the new model will be available in a few trims with nice color choices. It comes with precisely seven color options Alabaster Silver Metal, Basque Red Pearl II, Crystal Black Pearl, Kona Coffee Metal, Mountain peak Air flow Metal. Polished Metal Metal and White-colored Gemstone Pearl.
2019 Honda Crosstour Interior will be stylish
The interior of upcoming 2019 Honda Crosstour will be stylish and attractive The cabin will be enough spacious to accumulate five passengers. The cabin will have modern amenities and sleek looking dashboard. Customization options will be aplenty and Honda may implement modern noise cancellation tech in the cabin.
However, the interior will be available in color options such as Beige, Black, Black/Gray and only Gray.
Safety and Amenities
The upcoming 2019 Honda Crosstour is likely to be laden with plenty of advanced safety features and amenities. The car may get radar-based cruise control and sensors to alert drivers about collision risks. Apart from that the theft control features and airbags will be offered. Some features like automated emergency braking and lane keep assisting will be also available in this model.
As for amenities, you can also expect features like 2 zone climate control, leather seats, and heated seats and leather coated steering wheel. Sunroof and premium sound system may be there as an option.
2019 Honda Crosstour engine rumors
The Crosstour may get its engine from the Accord model but Honda may also choose to use a new powertrain for the vehicle. So a V-6 engine may be there. The possibility of the company using a hybrid powertrain under the hood of upcoming Crosstour is there too.
Some of the speculations circuit that this year model 2019 Honda Crosstour will get a 3,5-liter engine that will be able to deliver 192 HP. However, some sources indicate that it may also get a 2,4-liter engine.
2019 Honda Crosstour price and availability
There is no confirmation regarding the launch date of Honda Crosstour but it is likely that will debut at the end of 2019. The price of the car is not yet available but it can be close to $30.000.
Summing it up
The Honda Crosstour may be re-launched but there is lack of official details including the powertrain and release date. The company needs to revamp the design and make the car reasonably priced to hit the bull’s eye. The new 2019 Honda Crosstour will battle it out with rivals like Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Venza.