Spy photographers caught all-new Honda crossover/wagon. This Accord-based vehicle has been held for wholly a while now and these pics are the first proof the plan has finally been green-lighted.
At first glance, this vehicle may look like nothing more than the European Honda Accord Tourer. Closer inspection reveals that are not the casing. For starters, the U.S. sell Honda Accord front end has been grafted against the body. While most of the body on this mule is non-production, this front end may actually be close to the decisive target of the nose we see on the production CUV.
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We can also see fender flares that have been tacked against the body and enclosed with tape that matches the shade of the paint. These flares specify that the circle imprints has been widened vaguely. Looking exactly behind the rear doors, it fast becomes deceptive that a few ultra inches of expanse metal and wineglass have been added to the body, suggesting the decisive artifact will be a few centimeters longer than the current European Accord Tourer. This development vehicle is also riding superior to a typical Accord Tourer and resembles rather an Audi allroad.
Basing on the Honda Accord carcass, this all-new vehicle will beginning production in the 4th billet of 2009 at the Marysville or East Liberty factory. We’ve been told to imagine a view vehicle that foreshadows this new Accord CUV at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The Accord CUV will slot in-between CR-V and Pilot and will look to do scuffle with Toyota’s new Venza.
Powertrains are not yet known, but the motors currently found in the Accord sold in America appear like a prone bet. We practical this mule hard alongside an Acura RDX. We also famous this mule accelerated rather briskly, so the 2.3L, four-cylinder turbo motor from the RDX may have a fortune of making it into the Accord CUV. We think this vehicle will be with AWD system. The prototype on shots had a rear differential. More than prone, this means this Honda has the VTM-4 AWD.
This new model could fit in between the CR-V and Pilot in the Honda lineup, and though there’s no word on powerplants, the trial mule had a rear differential, so AWD is almost a certainty. They believed that this new AllRoad-challenger will go into production tardy next year at the Marysville or East Liberty workshop and we’re expectant to see the vehicle in concept form at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
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