Honda pads Crosstour with more technology for 2013
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NEW YORK -- Honda Motor Co. introduced the 2013 Crosstour concept at the New York auto show on Wednesday, previewing the improved 2013 production CUV.
The car-based crossover will receive a new six-speed automatic transmission and some safety and visibility upgrades. The front and rear fascia have been revised as well.
Similar to last year, the Honda Crosstour will be offered with two engines, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V-6.
The new six-speed transmission, available only on the V-6, uses Honda's variable cylinder management system to improve fuel economy even more.
Honda is aiming for top safety honors with the addition of lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning technology.
Select Crosstour models will also receive Honda's LaneWatch technology, which uses a passenger-side-mirror-mounted camera to improve visibility of blind spots.
Other visibility improvements include reshaped rear headrests, a rearview camera and an expanded-view driver's mirror.
Pricing hasn't been announced, but we expect the 2013 Honda Crosstour to get a slight bump from its current base price of $28,465 when it arrives in dealerships later this year.