Honda revives Passport name for new SUV

2019 Honda Passport teaser

2019 Honda Passport teaser

The 2019 Passport was designed and developed in the Honda R&D Americas.

The original Passport came out in 1994 as a badge-engineered Isuzu Rodeo.

Honda has now confirmed that debut, and released a short video and teaser images for its new SUV, set to slide into the carmaker's lineup between the CR-V and the Pilot. Back in January of this year, Automotive News announced that a Passport revival was in the works at Honda who now offers three SUVs.

As with other recent Honda entries, expect it to get the latest version of the Honda infotainment system, including some features like the intercom that lets parents up front talk to kids or other passengers in the back. Honda will build the Passport alongside the Pilot in the company's Lincoln, Alabama plant, which suggests the two SUVs may share parts. Eastern. Shoppers will find the new Passport a dealerships come early 2019.

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Light-truck sales account for more than half of the automaker's sales in the United States of America, so don't be too surprised that Honda is reviving the nameplate for the 2019 model year. The photo of the Passport being driven through a curve in a dirt road makes strategic use of the SUV's dust wake to obscure any details of its exterior.

Honda has a new SUV that it is aiming at the weekend adventure crowd that will be coming to the LA Auto Show. Honda pulled the Passport from the market in 2002 in favor of the more car-like Pilot.

With vehicle deliveries off 9.8 percent, light trucks account for more than half of the Honda brand's USA sales so far this year.

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