Honda is revising the Passport in the USA and is showing a model specially optimized for off-road use called Trailsport.
The Honda Passport, specially designed for the US market, receives Premiere three years ago now a detailed facelift. The mid-range SUV, 4.84 meters long, positioned above the Honda CR-V, will in future convey a more robust image, for which Honda extensively emphasizes the off-road capabilities of the new Passport.
Im Video: Honda Passport Facelift
In order to underline the whole thing visually, the facelift passport gets a heavily redesigned front with a large, vertical radiator grille as well as unpainted attachments that look more robust and a new front apron. In addition, Honda is introducing the “Trailsport” variant, which is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. The ground clearance of the Passport has increased to 25 centimeters, and the track has been slightly widened. The Honda Passport Trailsport also gets special 18-inch wheels with 245 / 60-18-inch tires.
The Honda Passport is equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 280 hp and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The standard equipment is at a very high level, so the multimedia system with Apple Carplay / Android Auto, the extensive Honda Sensing System safety assistance package, LED headlights and Smart Key are always on board.
Honda Passport Rugged Roads Project
Honda also holds out the prospect that in the future there will also be a more modified trail sport variant with a lift chassis and coarser tires. As an example, Honda has now presented the “Rugged Roads Project” passport, which has been prepared for off-road use using parts made by Honda’s own and supplied by suppliers. This includes a lift chassis (46 millimeters higher at the front, 22 millimeters at the rear) with off-road tires in 265 / 65-18, a robust underrun protection, sill protection and a large roof rack with a mounted roof tent.
The new Honda Passport will go into delivery at the end of 2021, prices have not yet been determined. Honda is offering the current pre-facelift model in the US at a base price of $ 32,800.
Do not need. But somehow want to.
Doesn’t make sense to me.
The Honda Passport should shed its good family station wagon look and spray more adventure flair. This is a challenge in view of the SUV technology, which is only cautiously suitable for off-road use. However, Honda is obviously expecting a lot from this image change and is already announcing a significantly modified version of the Passport, which should boast a lift kit, underride protection and off-road tires.