Just last week we reported on Honda’s upcoming Accord-based Crossover and now thanks to VWVortex member GoVdubSPEEDGo, we have these amateur spy photos of the vehicle taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
There is no denying the car’s relation to the Accord, with the exterior taillights and that strong line running across the sheet metal on the side of the car.
The CrossTour, as it has unofficially been named, would slot in above the CR-V and below the Pilot, as a V6-powered 5-seater. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions are expected.
Designed to compete with the Toyota Camry-based Venza, the CrossTour certainly looks more car-like and appears lower to the ground – which would make sense with Honda’s more sporting character. The CrossTour is expected to be just 2.5-inches taller than the Accord, but a significant 7-inches longer than the Venza – space which will be used for a more functional trunk area.
The Honda CrossTour could be in dealerships as early as this October.
GALLERY: 2010 Honda CrossTour