New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled — Will It Make Its Way To India?

Honda Passport SUV unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show. The new Honda Passport is a five-seater SUV, placed above the CR-V in the company's product line-up.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

The Passport revives the nameplate from the original SUV sold between 1993 and 2002. The new Honda Passport comes with a refreshed design, offering a rugged stance. The blacked-out grille, chrome-black alloy wheels and the body-coloured roof rails further add to the rugged stance of the SUV. The Honda passport further comes with black-cladding all around the SUV.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

Inside, the Honda Passport offers the best-in-class cabin space. This is mainly due to the larger size, five-seat configuration. The cabin space further extends to the boot, with the Passport SUV offering a massive 1,167 litres. This can further be extended to 2,206 litres with the rear seats folded in a 60:40 split.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

The Passport SUV will also come loaded with features, these include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 590-watt audio system on the top-spec model. Other standard features include a 360-degree camera, lane departure alerts, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, emergency auto braking and forward collision warning.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

The new Honda Passport SUV comes with a new monocoque chassis and a single engine option. This includes a 3.5-litre V6 petrol power unit producing 284bhp and 355Nm of torque. It is further mated to a nine-speed torque-converter gearbox.

The power is sent to the front wheels, while an all-wheel-drive system is also on offer. The all-wheel-drive system on the Honda Passport sends 70 per cent of the power to the individual rear wheels.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

The front-wheel-drive version is available in two driving modes: normal and snow. The all-wheel-drive version, on the other hand, receives four driving modes - normal, sand, snow and mud.

New Honda Passport SUV Unveiled At The 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show

Thoughts On The New Honda Passport SUV

The new Honda Passport SUV comes with an fresh styling, from the older generation model of the 90s. It receives all the features and equipment available across all current Honda models, including some additional ones as well. The Japanese carmaker has not yet revealed any plans to bring the Passport SUV to India.

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Article Published On: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:52 [IST]
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