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That he is!! I must say, I'm a bit jealous of him today... he is driving the all new HR-V in Miami. :yes:

I watch his videos and he is in "the know", thanks for the info.
 

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Just spoke with Honda Pro Jason again... apparently he thought I was referring to the Civic Type R.... :dunno: When I messaged him I abbreviated the Crosstour to "CT" Sorry for the confusion. :thumbsdow
 

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It's official: Crosstour is dropped from lineup!!

From USA Today April 8, 2015:

"The Crosstour, introduced in 2010, served a positive role in helping the Honda brand target crossover buyers," wrote American Honda's Executive Vice President John Mendel in a statement. "However, the crossover segment has eveolved and we believe the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V launching later this spring will create new value for crossover shoppers."

Also, this:

'Mendel also said production of the Accord Hybrid, another slow seller, will be transferred from Maryville, Ohio, to Sayama, Japan to "better optimize our global production capabilities."'

Here's the link: Honda killing off Crosstour in big production shift

Honda killing off Crosstour in big production shift

Honda said Wednesday that it is killing its Crosstour, a car-like crossover that never caught on with consumers.

In a shakeup of its manufacturing in the U.S., Honda says that no longer producing the Crosstour at its East Liberty plant in Ohio will free up space on the production line for two hot sellers, the Honda CR-V and Acura RDX. In 2017, the plant will also start making the Acura MDX.

Crosstour had the front end of an Accord, but the rear was a fastback shape with a rear hatch intended to make it handy for carrying cargo without being considered a station wagon. It's the same basic idea as a BMW X6.

"The Crosstour, introduced in 2010, served a positive role in helping the Honda brand target crossover buyers," wrote American Honda's Executive Vice President John Mendel in a statement. "However, the crossover segment has eveolved and we believe the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V launching later this spring will create new value for crossover shoppers.'

The HR-V is the new smallest SUV in the Honda lineup, built on the platform of a Honda Fit. Honda thinks it will appeal heavily to Millennials, meeting their needs for a car that easy to park in crowded cities while have lots of interior space for hauling.

Mendel also said production of the Accord Hybrid, another slow seller, will be transferred from Maryville, Ohio, to Sayama, Japan to "better optimize our global production capabilities."
 

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From USA Today April 8, 2015:

"The Crosstour, introduced in 2010, served a positive role in helping the Honda brand target crossover buyers," wrote American Honda's Executive Vice President John Mendel in a statement.
John Mendel is pretty stupid. The Crosstour never served a positive role. It had always been a slow selling failure for Honda. Acura killed off their version years ago, and it was an embarrassment for Honda to continue the Crosstour for this long, with such lousy sales. That was why they removed 'Accord' from the name because it was hurting Accord sales by being associated to it. Here is a real article explaining the demise of the Crosstour:

Honda Crosstour Axed » AutoGuide.com News

When Honda only sold 745 vehicles, you stop making something that is a money loser. The car was a joke.
 

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John Mendel is pretty stupid. The Crosstour never served a positive role. It had always been a slow selling failure for Honda. Acura killed off their version years ago, and it was an embarrassment for Honda to continue the Crosstour for this long, with such lousy sales. That was why they removed 'Accord' from the name because it was hurting Accord sales by being associated to it. Here is a real article explaining the demise of the Crosstour:

Honda Crosstour Axed » AutoGuide.com News

When Honda only sold 745 vehicles, you stop making something that is a money loser. The car was a joke.
If you're joking, OK, but that's NEVER the reason. Honda called it an Accord Crosstour in order to establish insurance rate parameters similar to the Accord. They also do that to be able to include them in Accord sales, but after year 2 it didn't really amount to much.
 

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Well, looky here. Maybe the Crosstour didn't fully die after all. Note a resemblance?




This is Honda's new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the Clarity.
 
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