Honda Crosstour redesign for 2015 or 2016
Just an opinion. Does anyone else see that the current Crosstour is based on the last model Acura TL? (Same engine but fewer valves per cylinder, able to run on regular gas. Hatch instead of trunk. Look at their dashboards, look at their front 1/4 panel.) But the TL had a big butt, so the Crosstour was stuck with it too. And not too many people wanted a heavy bloated funny looking awd hatchback, based on sales figures. Honda started getting it right by giving the front end a re-design with more of an off-road look. Except they left that big tall round butt. So what does Honda do going forward now that the TL is replaced by the TLX?
1) cancel the Crosstour (NO! Look at how many Subaru Legacy and Outbacks are sold. Despite sales, the Outback/Legacy is not a great vehicle. Surely Honda could come up with something to compete and beat that!)
2) take the current Accord, add AWD, add a wagon/hatchback 5th door for versatility, and offroad look
3) take the new TLX with AWD, add a wagon/hatchback 5th door for versatility, and offroad look, and simplify some of the features to bring down cost a bit.
As long as they come up with something attractive and affordable based on the new Accord or TLX, they should be able to steal buyers who have no choice right now but to buy the Outback for its features (Japanese, AWD, lots of room).
Agree? Other suggestions for the car? Any way to get Honda to give us some hints?