New 2012 Honda Crosstour to breakaway from Accord’s shadows

The Honda Accord Crossover is considered somewhat a conundrum most likely because of its name and how it has been positioned.

Since its launch in 2010, it has failed to strike an impression from drivers and the industry as a whole where it was reported that they only rolled out 1,477 units in the United States, the market they were targeting to make an impact in. Sales for the Crosstour declined for the 2011 year to date as compared to the same period last year

So it is just obvious that some sort of repositioning need to be done and Honda has decided that the Crosstour will be made into a model in its own right and will no longer be part of the Accord family. The Crosstour is assembled in Honda’s Ohio branch where apart from its body and certain parts have mostly Accord DNA. It comes with a 3.5 liter i-VTEC V6 engine which is fitted with the VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) system that boosts out 271 horses. With the so-called new branding, the Crosstour might just fit into a market segment in its own right instead of riding in the shadows of the Accord and the 2012 version will be fitted with a string of new equipments which are set to be more practical.