At the Los Angeles Motor Show, the world premiere of the new Honda crossover took place, with which Passport was returned to the American line of the brand. The model will occupy a vacant niche between the CR-V and Pilot. From the last, the all-terrain vehicle got a power plant, four-wheel drive and a selector for driving modes.
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This is evidenced by the unpainted sections of the bumpers, plastic wheel arch extensions, crossmembers on the roof for securing loads, a short rear overhang and ground clearance increased to 213.4 mm. For comparison, the clearance of the American CR-V and Pilot has 208 and 185 millimeters, respectively.
The manufacturer of the novelty is positioned as an adventure vehicle with an off-road vehicle and good towing capabilities. The corners of entry and exit of the crossover are 20.6 and 26.8 degrees, the maximum permissible trailer weight – 2268 kilograms.
The Honda Passport is based on the Global Light Truck platform with MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link rear suspension. Chassis and monocoque components are standardized with the Pilot and the Ridgeline pickup. The new crossover is slightly larger than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and its wheelbase is the same as that of the donor Pilot. – 2819 millimeters. Known and trunk volume: according to the American standard SAE J1100 – from 1167 to 2206 liters. Under the floor there is a compartment for storing equipment and small items. Its volume – 70.8 liters.
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However, the total with the Pilot at the “Passport” is not only a platform, but also an engine. This is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 284 horsepower and 355 Nm of torque. Box – Honda's nine-band automaton. The optional i-VTM4 all-wheel drive is also borrowed from the Pilot: it can transfer up to 70 percent of the moment to the rear axle and completely direct it to one of the wheels. To help him proposed a system of traction control Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) with four modes of operation.
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