Future Honda models will get Trailsport off-road performanceJuly 25, 2020
Representatives of the Japanese automaker registered the Trailsport trade name. It is expected to be the name of a new version of the company’s crossover and pickup models that will be better prepared for off-road driving.
The current SUV market is getting pretty tight – Ford has an entirely new generation of the iconic Bronco SUV, Jeep has their legendary Wrangler SUV. It turns out that another manufacturer might have tried to introduce a similar off-road model.
A previously filed patent application from Japanese automaker Honda says the new trade name has been registered for use in “automobiles and vehicle components,” but that doesn’t tell us much.
Our source suggests that the Trailsport name could be used on the brand’s models, which will be more focused on overcoming the off-road.
If we look at Honda’s current lineup, the Passport midsize crossover is the very first candidate for the new off-road version of the Trailsport. It may not be able to compete on par with the Bronco in terms of off-road capabilities, but a few suspension upgrades plus some design improvements could make the Honda Passport Trailsport crossover a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler. Rumor has it that the Honda Ridgeline truck may also receive a Trailsport performance.
Of course, this is mostly speculation. Sometimes, automakers often register trademarks in order to reserve them for themselves, even with no plans to use them in the future.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Honda is discontinuing production of the Civic coupe. We are talking about the termination of production and sales in the American car market. At the moment, the coupe is only available in the USA.
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