2010 Accord Crosstour Styling Conceals Surprising Versatility

    Next evolution of the crossover offers CUV attributes while maintaining a
    premium sedan feel and a sporty, bold appearance

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - The all-new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will
arrive at Honda dealerships in Canada this fall. The Accord Crosstour evolves
the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) concept by integrating a sleek and
aerodynamic shape that blends sporty, low-profile contours with versatile CUV
    "Our concept is to broaden the appeal of the Accord line-up by leveraging
traditional Accord strengths of fun-to-drive performance and handling, while
also adapting to shifts in the Canadian light truck marketplace," said Jerry
Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "The all-new Accord
Crosstour achieves this by offering a modern interpretation of a CUV, while
integrating the refinement and efficiency of a premium sedan."
    Derived from the Accord Sedan, the Accord Crosstour maximizes car-like
ride and refinement, yet maintains capabilities consistent with a CUV's
increased ride height and all-weather potential. The Accord Crosstour's
styling builds on the Accord's familiar character lines and adds a bolder
front grille complemented by a durable lower-body appearance, wedge-shaped
C-pillars and an aggressive rear stance. The flowing roofline narrows smoothly
into the rear of the vehicle to create an aggressive-looking design, which
conceals a unique cargo area that can accommodate large objects, exceeding the
capacity of a sedan.
    "SUV buyers like the comforts of an SUV and the commanding view of the
road that comes with a high eye-point," said Chenkin. "The Accord Crosstour
meets the needs of Canadian buyers looking for these attributes, while
providing an image that is different from a conventional SUV."
    The Accord Crosstour will be positioned at the top of the Accord family
when it goes on sale in fall 2009. Additional details and pricing will be
announced later in the year.

    Honda Canada, now in its 40th year of operation in Canada, manufactures
the Honda Civic sedan and coupe, and the Acura CSX, ZDX and MDX at its two
plants in Alliston, Ontario, and produces fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines at
its engine plant adjacent to the Honda manufacturing facilities.

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