According to the latest reports, 2017 Honda Crosstour will be the last year model. This is a crossover, which is in production for about six years. It was originally launched in 2009. Its initial name was Accord Crosstour, because this model is heavily based on the company’s bestseller. However, it was renamed few years later and it is called just Crosstour. However, this model doesn’t make so good results when it is about sales. So it will soon end its production. According to the several rumors that we saw on the internet, 2017 Honda Crosstour will be the last one.
2017 Honda Crosstour details
The 2017 Honda Crosstour will come pretty much unchanged compared to current model. This crossover came in 2009 and so far, we saw just one refresh. Original model was designed to compete with models like Subaru Outback. This crossover is heavily based on the Accord. It rides on the same platform, features same design language etc. It comes in station wagon body style and the main difference is in higher ground clearance, which makes it a crossover. The 2017 Crosstour will feature all these characteristics.
2017 Honda Crosstour changes
It will also follow all of the changes that came with mid-cycle refresh, which was done two years ago. This refresh includes some tweaks in exterior look, especially at the front end. There is also new powertrain. It is a new “Earth Dreams” 3.5 V6, which is good enough for about 280 horses. It comes with new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Honda Crosstour will be the last year model of this crossover.
2017 Honda Crosstour end of production
As we already mentioned, the end of this model is near. This design solution of Honda seems to be a real fall. There are few reasons for this discontinuation. First of all, it is about sales results. This model constantly marks poor results, and its numbers of sales are dropping constantly year by year. Also, there is another reason. This model is produced in Ohio. This is Honda’s factory where, besides 2017 Honda Crosstour, are also produced models like CR-V or Acura RDX. Also, it is expected that new 2017 Acura MDX will be made here too. So, it is clear that there will be no room for some not so successful model like 2017 Honda Crosstour is expected to be. So far, we don’t have an information about successor or some similar type of vehicle that company prepares for the future.