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2012 Honda Crosstour Brings Sleek Design to Functional Crossover Vehicle

TORONTO, ON, Aug. 3, 2011 – The 2012 Honda Crosstour approaches the crossover SUV formula from a distinctively sleek, sporty and fuel-efficient perspective while also maximizing the interior’s cargo capacity, versatility and premium feel.
    
The Crosstour’s exterior design emphasizes a bold, aerodynamic look that also conceals an accommodating rear cargo area with a large, lift-over tailgate. Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend from the passenger compartment all the way through the cargo area. An under-floor storage area in the rear of the vehicle adds functionality, while reversible cargo floor panels accommodate dirty objects.

The Crosstour is available in three trim levels - the Crosstour EX-L 2WD, EX-L 4WD and the EX-L 4WD Navi. For 2012, a rearview camera is now standard on all trims. One new colour is also available on 4WD Crosstour models: Basque Red Pearl, replacing Opal Sage Metallic.

The Crosstour comes standard with a 3.5-litre i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) for power and efficiency. The engine produces 271 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm, while achieving a city/highway fuel economy of 11.5/7.2 L/100km on FWD models and city/highway 11.8/7.6 L/100km on 4WD models.

To maximize efficiency, a technologically advanced 5-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment and the engine’s VCM cylinder deactivation system is programmed to run on 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, based on current power requirements,. For true utility-vehicle capability, the Crosstour provides 6.2 inches of maximum ground clearance in addition to the available Real Time™ 4WD system.

Standard features on the Crosstour EX-L include 18-inch aluminum wheels with P225/60R18 all-season tires, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface. Projector beam headlights, fog lights, a moonroof, chrome door handles, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic air conditioning with second row ventilation are also standard, as well as a 360 watt AM/FM 6 disc audio system with seven Kevlar® cone speakers and steering wheel integrated audio controls. Crosstour’s interior is both functional and comfortable with standard features including an easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seatback, hidden removable utility box, leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, memory driver-side seat and memory side mirrors with reverse tilting capability, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, front aluminum dome-type tweeter speakers, an auto day/night dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink™ transmitter and a cargo privacy cover.

The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System3 and the Real Time™ 4WD mentioned above are available together or separately on the Crosstour EX-L.  The EX-L 4WD Navi features the Honda Satellite linked Navigation System, which includes bilingual voice recognition, steering wheel controls and a rearview camera with guidance lines integrated into the display.

Safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. Additional safety equipment on the Crosstour includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), 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 with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, and active front seat head restraints.

The Crosstour is assembled in Ohio at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant using domestic and globally sourced parts.


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