• Jul 7th 2009 at 3:29PM
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Honda Accord Crosstour spy shots - Click above for image gallery

In what is doubtlessly the briefest press release we'll read today, Honda has finally officially confirmed what we've known for some time now – the Japanese automaker will gain a new genre-crossing model called Accord Crosstour, with sales earmarked to begin this fall as a 2010 model.

Presumably, by calling it an "Accord Crosstour," Honda will also be able to neatly fold in the rakish new crossover/wagon/hatchback model's sales figures into that of the Accord upon which it is based – all the better to take on Toyota's Camry at the top of the sales charts. Check out Honda's official press release after the jump.



[Source: Honda | Images: M. Balisky]

PRESS RELEASE:

All-new Honda Accord Crosstour to Arrive in Fall 2009

07/07/2009 -Torrance, CA - An all-new crossover vehicle based on the award-winning Honda Accord will go on-sale in the fall of 2009 as the "Accord Crosstour," American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. This new addition to the Honda lineup will be sold as a 2010 model. Additional information will be announced later in the year.

For more information about all Honda vehicles, please visit www.hondanews.com.

Consumer information is available at www.honda.com.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Just when they hit an all-time low with the N.A. Honda Accord and that horrible-looking rear end, they've made it even worse.

      So ugly. It's not the hatch that's the problem -- it's the shape, proportions and lack of beauty.

      Chevy Citation is right (whoever said that!).

      After all these months, I still can't look at the current Accord with anything but disdain and horror. However, the Coupe version is not so bad (different rear-end). Accord coupes always look better than the 4-door versions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That rear tailgate/bumper cookie cutter design is laughable. My how Honda has really been dropping design failures one after the other.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well it's definitely not a wagon (rear hatch too sloped); no word if 4WD/AWD is available so we can't yet classify it as a CUV. It appears to be just another 4-door hatchback (yawn).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess it's just me then. I like it. Lease is up on the current car around the time this one comes out, it'll be a contender, along with a Subaru Impreza hatch and the Venza. With a kid on the way, and the carrying capacity needs with it, this thing suits me just fine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My family has been a long time fan of Hondas, ever since we owned the original 1993 Honda Accord wagon, and this, along with most of their designs lately, is totally terrible. What the heck are you doing Honda? This? This isn't useful nor attractive! Plus the fact that you have basically cancelled all your diesel hopes and your hybrids are crap.

      My dad is looking at getting a new car in 4 years, as is our Honda driving friend (who loves her 2001). I couldn't, in good conscience, suggest a Honda to either of them...not anymore.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, at least we know that the Acura ZDX's production proportions will look like, lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW what an EPIC fail just like the INSIGHT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Suddenly the ZDX and X6 are less "special" Regardless, they're all pretty "beat' looking.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are those taillights from the last-gen Benz E-class? Glad Honda found a use for them instead of MB throwing them away. This looks like a tall Prius or a modern AMC Eagle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What makes me most curious is the fact the camouflage makes this thing look MORE ugly, what with the 'speed tape' covering the rear windows. I am looking to buy a car and the first thing I thought when I saw was - What the hell is up with the last pillar! Not that it will look very good with the 'speed tape' off. Why didn't they use these fund for this piece of crapola to make an S2000 a fat American (of which I am one) could sit in in order to replace he outgoing Sky/Solstice in time for the eventual up-sing in the economy?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Putting together as much info as I can. More information at
      http://crosstourforums.net , videos , photos , reviews , discussion
      boards , blogs , members , articles and more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Putting together as much info as I can. More information at

      http://crosstourforums.net , videos , photos , reviews , discussion
      boards , blogs , members , articles and more.
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