The new crossover Honda Passport seen on the testsAugust 9, 2018
The company Honda has introduced a new mid-size crossover for road tests, for which the name Passport will be revived. Under this name, the Japanese brand, from 1993 to 2002, produced an all-terrain vehicle, which was a revamped version of Isuzu Rodeo. Spy car images were published by Motor1. According to their data, sales of new items should begin in the second quarter of 2019.
In the Honda range, the crossover will take place between the compact CR-V and the off-roader Pilot. The novelty will be able to compete with Ford Edge and Nissan Murano. The SUV will be based on the Pilot chassis, however Passport will be approximately 150 mm shorter than its platform donor.
The line of engines will include a 3.5-liter atmospheric petrol V6 engine. Engine power is 284 hp. and 354 Nm of torque. The motor can be combined with a six-speed or with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The crossover will be equipped with an all wheel drive system.
The nearest premiere of Honda in Europe will be the restyling version of the compact crossover HR-V. The car will premiere before the end of this year. According to unofficial data, Honda refuses to use a 1.6-liter diesel engine. Instead, HR-V will receive a hybrid modification. The power unit of this version will include a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, an electric motor and a seven-speed automatic. Also, the crossover will be offered with the same 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine rated at 130 horsepower.