Honda Accord Crosstour 2010 launched in the UAE
Honda Middle East launched the new 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour in the GCC, debuting during a press event at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai. The American-built Accord Crosstour will be available in only one V6 trim level in the UAE, and “combines the sophisticated refinement of a premium sedan with versatile characteristics of an SUV to create an entirely distinct concept within the crossover segment.” Indeed.
The new-for-2010 Accord Crosstour comes standard with Honda’s 271 hp 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management system programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders as needed, and mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Also standard are higher ground clearance, independent suspension and all-wheel-drive.
The Accord Crosstour has an interior exactly like that of the sedan, but with standard leather and a differently-shaped roofline. The cargo area has an under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle and reversible cargo floor panels for dirty objects. Cargo area access is further enhanced by a tailgate with a large opening and a low lift-over height. Levers near the interior fender wells, accessible from the tailgate opening, allow for one-touch folding of the rear seats into the floor and create 1,452 litres of cargo space in the process. The spare tyre is accessed from the bottom of the car.
Safety equipment includes stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags, dual-stage, multiple threshold front airbags, and active front seat head restraints.
The Crosstour will go on sale soon in only one standard trim with no options, for around Dhs 135,000. Honda has announced a media blitz for the car, with “newspaper and magazine advertisements.” Presumably we’re left out of the ad bonanza.
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