If you drive a Honda Crosstour, then you are a lucky one, because Honda has decided to cease the production of the 2016 model year version. The car was originally introduced in 2010, and intended to bring about a combination of a crossover, sedan and a wagon. The last edition of the model was equipped wit the powerful but fuel-efficient Earth Dreams V-6 engine, which was rated at 278 horsepower (204 kW) and 341 Nm (252 lb-ft) of torque, and was linked to an AWD.
The other unit in the powertrain range was the 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC, generating 192 horsepower (141 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. It was connected to a five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control.
Although, Crosstour's exterior stance exuded sleek and sporty proportions, the car was said to be one of the ugliest on the market. Well, opinions may vary, since I find it really attractive. Unfortunately, Honda is a brand that follows strongly customers' opinion and the result is at hand.
In addition, the Japanese company has a growth strategy in North America that includes strengthening of its light truck line-up. This is visible through the recent introduction of the CR-V, the stunningly beautiful HR-V, the Pilot, and the next gen Ridgeline truck. Moreover, Honda is also planning to fortify its leading lineup of passenger cars, starting with the new Civic.
The company also says that Crosstour has played a significant role, in targeting crossover customers. However, it is obvious that with the introduction of the new HR-V, Honda is actually creating new perception for the crossovers in the segment, thus aiming to attract new buyers.
This is definitely sad news for all Honda fans, but it will probably open many new unexplored horizons.