Honda recently announced that 2015 will be the last year for the Honda Crosstour. A sad day, indeed, but one that comes as part of the brand’s plans for the future, because as the Honda Crosstour fades away, the Honda lineup continues to grow and evolve. According to Honda, the discontinuation of the Honda Crosstour will allow the brand to increase truck-production.
With the termination of the Honda Crosstour’s production, you might be asking “What is replacing the Honda Crosstour?” Although there is no direct replacement for the Honda Crosstour, you could look to the upcoming Honda HR-V as the model that will take its place, since the HR-V will be added to the Honda product line the same year the Crosstour is phased out.
“The crossover segment has evolved and we believe the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V launching later this spring will create new value for crossover shoppers and play a more significant role as a gateway model for the Honda brand to drive light truck sales growth,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Company.
You could also say the 2015 Honda CR-V is taking the place of the Honda Crosstour, at least in terms of production. The Crosstour was manufactured at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio plant, but as Crosstour production halts, CR-V production will ramp up to better meet rising demand.
The Honda Crosstour was certainly unique in its design, as it blended elements of a sedan and crossover to create an upscale, yet versatile package. Since its original launch in 2010, its standout design did not have the mass appeal of more traditional crossovers and sedans. While some car shoppers fell in love with its design, it never quite caught on enough to drive sales.
While we still have a few Crosstours on the lot and may continue to get a few in our used car inventory, now is the time to act if you’ve been waiting on a Honda Crosstour.