Japanese car maker Honda has revealed a new five-seater SUV named the Passport at the ongoing LA motor show. The new off-road capable SUV slots in between the CR-V and the Pilot in Honda`s line-up.
The new Honda Passport is powered by an i-VTEC V6 engine that produces 284 HP and 355 Nm of torque paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Honda Passport gets a fully independent suspension and driving four modes. The SUV also features Honda i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system which can help the Passport tackle rough terrain. When the All-wheel-Drive system is on seventy percent of the engine`s power is sent to individual rear wheels. The front wheel drive version gets two driving modes – normal and snow while the All wheel drive variant gets 4 modes including mud, sand and snow.
Like all Honda`s the Passport`s cabin is very spacious and offers ample amount of space to seat five adults in comfort. The SUV offers 1167 liters of boot space which can be further increased to 2206 liters by folding the rear seats down.
The Passport SUV is feature packed and gets an 8.0 inch touch screen which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 590-watt audio system to keep the occupants entertained. The lower spec variants get a 5.0-inch display and a 215-watt sound system. Honda has kitted the Passport with a lot of safety and driver assist features like – forward collision warning, emergency auto braking, lane keep assist, cross traffic alert, 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control.
Honda India recently introduced the fifth generation CR-V in the domestic market. Do you think Honda should bring the Passport to the Indian market?
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