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Honda Latitude

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  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    could have both long and short wheelbase models like DC with their vans? The Elysion states that it will come with either 2.4 liter 4 or V6!

     http://www.honda.co.jp/ELYSION/whats

    Also look at the FUTURE page under Honda Odyssey. A lot of info.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I wouldn't trust the 4 cylinder in that big of a van on the highway. With the smaller Stream maybe, but not the Elysion. I'd go for the V6. A turbocharged I4 would be nice though. A hybrid would be even better. Which V6 engine is in the Elysion? The Accord 3.0, Odyssey's 3.5, TL's 3.2? Or a whole new engine?
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    to have the 3.0 V6 from the Accord. This with a 5 speed AT. Probably a nice combination and smaller than either Sienna or Odyssey.

    Anyone seen any later news on the Mazda MX-Flexa or Latitude? How about the JDM Odyssey? Hope they all show up in the next year or so..
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    is it coming to the states?
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    How heavy is that Honda MPV now under test in the UK? If the vehicle just lighter than the current US-market Honda Accord and can accommodate the 2.4-liter I-4 160 bhp engine, there is a very good chance we may just see it in the US market as the Honda Latitude as a 2006 year model coming in the spring or summer of 2005. With the price of gasoline so high nowadays and noting the success of the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe "twins," Honda needs a vehicle that is reasonably fuel efficient and have interior arrangements that is superior to the Matrix/Vibe.

    I think the reason why we won't see the current Honda Fit in the US market is that Honda may be working on a second-generation Honda Fit that may be slightly larger than the current car (to better accommodate American-sized passengers) that is developed with the US market in mind. It might be just large enough to accommodate the engines used on the current Honda Civic model.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    have hit $2.00 in my area!!!! (actually they're $1.99) So, would high gas prices create a market for smaller micro-vans in the United States, with 2+3+2 seating. (or 2+2+2, like the Pacifica only without all the weight the Pacifica has)
  • wheelz4wheelz4 Posts: 569
    This applies to the UK but hopefully some of it will show up here as well.
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/ae_news_story.php?id=46638
    Mainly about the next-gen civic (due 2006) which will include a CRX! Also, Civic 5 door will borrow folding seat design from the current Jazz.
    Honda's crazy if they don't give us both the Civic 5-door and CRX. + a Latitude-type microvan between the Civic 5-door and the Odyssey. An entry-level Fit/Jazz would complete the picture.
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    Looks like the European Honda Stream is now going to be called the EDIX 3x2! Looks much better then the Stream/Latitude. No other information.

    http://www.honda-club-ems-jade.de/Honda%20News/Honda_s_New_MPV_ED- IX/honda_s_new_mpv_edix.html
  • odmanodman Posts: 309
    The Edix has odd proportions and a strange back end that I don't think will go over very well here. Also, North American's won't like the 3-3 seating. Two up front is what most want.

    I'd be much happier with the current Stream, although I see they've dropped the 2-3-2 configuration in favor of a 2-2-2 layout. The original worked better for me.

    http://www.honda.co.uk/brochure/download/cars/HondaStream.pdf
  • odmanodman Posts: 309
    According to the Aug issue of C&D, the Edix is the Acura RDX. It claims a 200 hp 2.4 engine enhanced by Honda's integrated Motor Assist system. FWD standard with AWD optional. Fall '05.
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    Besides the upcoming Acura RDX that will be based off the Edix/FR-V platform, don't be surprised we will see a Honda-badged version for the US market with the name Honda Latitude as early as the 2006 model year. And it will be powered by the same 2.4-liter I-4 160 bhp (SAE) engine now found on the CR-V and four-cylinder Accords, and the transmission choice will be either five-speed manual or five-speed automatic.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Oh no. Please say we get the 2-2-2 seating and not the 3-3. At least as an option. And what other info do we have about the RDX?
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    Honda is thinking if the Edix will be our Latitude. It will probably sell..look at how many Aztek's you see..but not for me. Everyone is right about the 3-3 seating. The front center seat is odd and do not like. I'd like it better with no center front seat! I'd much prefer the Elysion, JDM Odyssey and yes the Acura RDX. Any of these or a WISH..Flexa. Anyone know?
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    Actually, from what people have surmised from the Acura RD-X concept car shown a few years ago, the final Acura RDX that will come out as a 2006 model will probably be based on the Edix/FR-V, though it's very likely the front and rear end treatment will be shaped somewhat differently than the Edix/FR-V to make it more appealing to American buyers. It's possible that the final NA market Honda Latitude will have the Edix/FR-V front end, but will have a back end that will not look like something out of a Pontiac Aztek. :-) After all, given Honda's recent history of building quite different cars from a common platform....
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    Car and Driver. They have a picture of the Acura RD-X and it is based off the Honda CRV. Power will be Honda's 2.4 putting out 200hp. From what you can see from the picture it is really nice..not the 2002 Concept car that was shown.
  • wheelz4wheelz4 Posts: 569
    I was against the 6 seater 3+3 layout at the start, but upon seeing it, it's growing on me a bit. Especially since we are a family of 3 and could utilize the 3 front seats, leaving a huge luggage space behind. Not sold on the looks yet though....as others have mentioned, kind of an Aztec-like car on top of a car look. Fix the styling and it just might work.
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    because this German website continues updating pictures of the Edix. Maybe the pictures are starting to grow on me because it really doesn't look that bad. If you see what I see it has LEFT HAND DRIVE! The first pictures were Right hand drive.

    I remember when I first saw the present Honda Accord. UGLY!! Looks like it's grown on everyone because there sure are a lot on the road..
  • vcarrerasvcarreras Posts: 247
    It's from todays CNN Money..

    http://money.cnn.com/2004/07/15/news/international/honda.reut/ind- ex.htm

    Also from Autoweek about the STRONG Sport Wagon sales in the U.S. Hope this means that we will see more of these.

    http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat- _code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=05893298
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    I think based on the Autoweek article, it's getting more and more likely that the Honda Edix/FR-V may make it to the US market as the Honda Latitude as early as the 2006 model year.

    You have to consider the following: 1) the Edix/FR-V could easily "drop in" the 2.4-liter I-4 i-VTEC 160 bhp (SAE) engine used on the Honda CR-V/Element and the four-cylinder Accord models and 2) the Edix/FR-V has to meet the stringent European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP) crash test standards, which are pretty much the same as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) frontal, offset frontal and side-impact tests.

    With a few minor styling changes (exterior and interior), the Edix/FR-V Latitude derivative is ready for the US market.
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