The 2013 Honda Crosstour Concept that’s expected to start selling this fall was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. What it showed the public was that the luxurious mid-size CUV’s styling direction has been improved. The defined lines of the Crosstour are expected to appeal more to active consumers, which comprise the biggest portion of the premium crossover segment.
The 2013 Crosstour V-6 has a better fuel economy due to its new 6-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, both four-cylinder and V-6 versions will be given a bunch of upgrades to its safety and visibility. The Crosstour Concept portrays a more competent SUV-like styling direction for the mid-size crossover.
The Crosstour Concept is visually stronger due to its bolder and more athletic front end, new contrasting moldings on the lower door garnish, and cleaner front and rear fascias that are secured by the rugged appearance of finished sill plates.
The Concept appears to be planted solidly because of a new rear-fender finish that also contributes to its SUV-like stance. At the front, we find that the new integrated foglamp treatment is complemented by a slotted finish under the headlights, which aid in integrating the new, bolder grille. The revised tailgate comes with a more horizontal design to put in visual width to the sculpted lines at the Crosstour’s rear.
The Crosstour Concept gets new paint, comparable to one of two new shades that will make it to the 2013 Crosstour. The Crosstour Concept gets a set of distinct 5-spoke 19-inch wheels while new 18-inch alloy wheels will be used on the 2013 Honda Crosstour.
The 2013 Crosstrain will be available with two powertrains. These are the re-engineered and more robust 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine, and a 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline four-cylinder engine. The 2013 Crosstour V-6 models get a 6-speed automatic transmission and use Honda Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology to attain a fuel economy rating for the V-6 that leads its class.
This shows an overall improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing model. Powering the four-cylinder Crosstour models are a 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine that delivers 192hp at 7,000 RPM and 162 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM. To improve efficiency, Honda offers a 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control as standard.