The Japanese carmaker, Honda has launched a crossover model called the Passport. The Passport is larger and more off-road biased than the CR-V. The vehicle is a blend of on-road comfort and off-road adventure. Honda Passport will go on sale from early 2019.
The Passport features a matte black grille which looks very sporty, it has black colour plastic body cladding, all LED lights, dual exhaust system with chrome ends and it sits on 20-inch alloy wheels. The boot space of the car is of 1166-litres and when the seats are folded down it expands to 2205-litre. Moreover, it has a towing capacity of 2268 kg.
On the inside, the Passport has a four-spoke steering wheel, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a tri-zone automatic climate control system and a 5-inch display with a 6-speaker audio system. If you opt for EX-L variant, it comes with heated and powered seats which are leather upholstered, a moonroof, a rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
There are two more trims of the Passport – the Touring and Elite. These variants have a gloss black interior trim, ambient lighting, heated rear seat, an LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a 10-speaker sound system and GPS navigation. The Passport is built on Honda’s Global Light Truck Platform and hence the crossover has a rugged and go anywhere characteristics.
Powering the Passport is a 3.5-litre V6 engine that churns out 280 BHP and 354 Nm of torque. The power unit comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and there is an optional all-wheel-drive system. The car comes equipped with an Intelligent Traction Management System as standard, this system has four modes – normal, sand, snow and mud.