When you think about off road vehicles very few name may come up in your mind and the two on the top would be defender and Mercedes G-Class. According to details Successor of Defender is expected to arrive next year in 2019 within price tag of 50,000$ that may be powered using 2.0 liter turbo charged gas and diesel powered 4 or 6 inline cylinder engine and as per details Defender will use D7 Aluminum unibody architecture while on the other hand Mercedes G-class is already present in market that houses V8 4.0 liter twin turbo engine with 410 horse power and 450 pound feet of torque.
As Honda already have Collection of SUV models like Honda CR-V and H-RV but none of them is specifically known for off road capability While this new passport SUV debuted at LA Auto show is specifically made for off road, it is a five passenger vehicle and according to Honda company this five seated Unibody SUV is roomy than any other SUV of the company, Its design is compact but from inside it is quite comfortable and roomy.
In competition with Range rover Defender that may launch next year in 2019 and Mercedes G-Class, Honda Passport is equipped with 3.5 liter V6 engine that generates 280 Horse power@ 290KWH while 9 speed automatic transmissions is standard with front wheel drive in Honda. In comparison with Upcoming Defender it will be a nice choice with V6 and 280 horse power while G-Class produces more power but here price will matter as well.
Now the features those are available in Honda Passport includes:
- Apple car play and Android auto support
- Mobile Wifi support
- 5 inch infotainment screen and depending on the trim it also has 8 inch screen
- Honda Sensing Safety system as standard
- Emergency auto braking
- Forward Collision warning
- Lane Departure warning and Keep assist
- Adaptive cruise
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Cameras galore
Henio Arcangeli, senior vice president of American Honda Motor co-inc and General Manager of Honda Division;
The all new 2019 Honda passport provides the on-road comfort and Nimble Handling, buyers will appreciate on their daily commute with the robust off road and all weather capability that makes a great weekend adventure vehicle.
Pricing of vehicle will be announced next year.