The Honda Passport went out of production nearly 16 years ago but a new report is indicating the company will revive the moniker on an all-new crossover.
Citing people familiar with the matter, Automotive News is reporting Honda will use the Passport name on a new crossover which will be positioned between the CR-V and Pilot. Little is known about the model but the publication says the crossover will be approximately six inches shorter than the Pilot and compete with models such as the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano.
Honda declined to confirm the report but the Passport will reportedly debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November before going on sale in the United States in 2019. The model is expected to be based on the same platform that underpins the Pilot and will likely be built alongside the model in Lincoln, Alabama.
Given the similarities between the Passport and Pilot, it is possible the crossover will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp (208 kW) and 262 lb-ft (354 Nm) of torque. In the Pilot, the engine can be connected to either a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing remains unconfirmed but the CR-V starts at $24,150 while the Pilot begins at $30,900. This likely means the Passport will be cost between $26,000 and $28,000.
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