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The Honda Crosstour Finally Gets the Boot
The Honda Crosstour was a great idea that never really had much staying power. Now, according to a press release from Honda, the 2015 model year will be the final one for the fledgling crossover wagon.
There were some decent times for the Crosstour, but between the years of 2010 and 2015, its sales went from okay to outright terrible. Its best month within those years was December 2010, when 2,924 units found new homes. Had the sales numbers stayed there, Honda would have no reason to give it the axe. However, following that marquee month, sales went on a downward-trending roller-coaster ride month after month. In fact, Crosstour sales only crested the 1,000-unit mark once since June 2014.
While there are sure to be a few grieving fans of this jacked-up Accord, Honda had to stop the bleeding and it needed to make room for its newest venture, the HR-V.
This new compact SUV will serve as the spiritual replacement for the Crosstour, as they almost sit in the same segment. Sure, the HR-V will be a little taller than the Crosstour and will have a smaller footprint, but it will give buyers a smaller option just like the Crosstour did.
Honda also made it clear that it will use the HR-V and the rest of its SUV lineup to help springboard the production of the new Ridgeline. Honda has slated the midsize pickup is to debut in 2016, but all of the details surrounding it remain a secret.
Stay tuned for more details on both the HR-V and the Ridgeline, and if you were thinking about picking up a Crosstour, now’s the time!
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