• May 29, 2009
VWVortex forum member GoVdubSPEEDGo (presumably"M. Balisky") was vacationing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when he came across a duo of Honda wagon/crossover mules. The crew over at Temple of VTEC have dubbed it the upcoming CrossTour, and tapped one of their sources to confirm the new CUV won't share the forthcoming Acura ZDX's platform.
Coupled with the spy shots that surfaced last October, these newest images prove that Honda is well on its way to creating some kind of crossover that could slot in near the CR-V, although drivetrain details and a fall 2009 on-sale date are still speculative. As for the pseudo-wagon's styling, it's essentially your standard four-door Accord equipped with an elongated hatch and a sloping roofline. We'll leave it to you to pass judgment in the comments below.

[Source: VWVortex via TOV]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Puts me in mind of a BMW X6 more than a Venza.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happened to the wagon? Why this? WHY?????
      • 5 Years Ago
      I initially was turned off because I thought it was going to be some high-riding crossover, but looking at these new pictures, I actually like it and will look at it when it comes out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jesus, they couldn't come up with any other way of handling the gate and bumper cutout and just sliced the insides clean? Wow, what a rear end disaster.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and Honda continues to slide down the ugly trail.. What's the purpose of this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda X6? Bangle works for Honda now?
      • 5 Years Ago
      No doubt! it's an ugly Accord, Venza is much better!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @chineyz954,

        yeah but Honda will say oh, it may look like we're copying the Panamera, but really Porsche just copied the original 1976 Accord and added doors to get the Panamera, so we're really only copying ourselves!

        (parenthetical note to really drive home the obvious "2010 Insight copied Prius copied CRX & old Insight" reference)

        and for those of you too lazy to google the 1976 Accord:

        http://ow.ly/a1hE

        my work is done here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow, the Honda Panamera!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It looks like Chrysler Crossfire rear ended a Nissan Maxima then got beat with the same ugly stick as the Panamera. Seriously, what's going on with Honda and their designs lately?! Between the Acura grilles, the Accord Sedan, and the Ridgeline I'm starting to think their designers have lost their minds. They're damned lucky the Fit and Civic apparently haven't caught whatever disease is destroying all the other designers' brains.
        • 5 Years Ago
        US or Euro Accord?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So they'll give the U.S. this hideous creation, but not an actual wagon? I just don't understand some of the automakers' assumptions about what Americans will and will not buy.

      -Stephen
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it's based on the Accord I don't see why it would be below the CR-V in either size or price. Other sources are reporting that it's between the CR-V and the Pilot. It doesn't look bad from these angles, but I reserve opinion on what might be hidden under the front bra, given some of Hionda's current horrific snouts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ladies and gentlemen, we present...the Honda Panamera!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like an X6 wannabe. Would this slot below the CRV? I would think it would come in above it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever happened to plain old wagon body styles? Everyone and their Grandma seems to think that these Quasimodo looking things are they way to go... and IMO, they're not.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, the Audi wagons are particularly attractive, not just for a wagon, but as a car in general. I guess they just don't have enough market so they do this kind of stuff?
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