We can’t wait for the LA car show. Not only that is one of the biggest stages in the world, but it also could bring back one of the famous models. If the rumors are true, the 2019 Honda Passport could be a star of the show. The long-expected comeback is about to happen. Stories about the crossover are louder and louder and experts are pretty sure that Honda will launch Passport for next season.
Nevertheless, it could get a form we don’t expect. In a 10-year run, Passport was a mid-size SUV. Now, it will again surprise all fans, probably coming as a hybrid. This news is yet to be confirmed. Leaking information is telling that the Japanese carmaker is going to change their mind about Pilot Hybrid. Instead, 2019 Honda Passport would take its place. Also, in the future, we could see it as a plug-in and EV model.
2019 Honda Passport Spy Photos
Recently, some spy photos unveiled a new Honda’s crossover. We still don’t know exactly what is under the heavy camo. It didn’t take long for enthusiasts to start talking about the return of 2019 Honda Passport. With unofficial sources from the company giving them wind in the back, spy pictures became viral.
The look is very similar to the Honda Pilot. However, the test mule unveils just a shape of the future model. Also, it could change, since there is still enough time for development. Furthermore, we can’t predict the look of the 2019 Honda Passport. But, it is obvious that many things will be in common with its closest sibling.
2019 Honda Passport Interior
Although pictures are showing first signs of 2019 Honda Passport SUV, we couldn’t peek inside the crossover. Even if it borrows some solutions from its siblings, the hybrid model requires special monitors and indicators. Because of that, we can’t compare Passport with any other model in the current lineup.
On the other hand, when we line up the entire Honda roster, we can predict some features. For example, it would be a disaster not to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as crucial parts of the infotainment system. Furthermore, safety features are going to be on the higher level than for the regular offer. All this will lead to a higher price.
2019 Honda Passport Specs
The latest 2019 Honda Passport news is indicating that hybrid is the most likely option. However, the base models will probably use conventional powertrains. The body of the new SUV will be shorter than Pilot’s, although they are using the same platform. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean we will see a 3.5-liter V-6 engine under the hood. Instead, engineers will opt for a 2.4-liter unit. Honda’s inline-four can develop 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. A CVT transmission is going to distribute power to the front or all wheels.
Stories about 2019 Honda Passport Hybrid are not random rumors. There’s no smoke without fire. On the other hand, official info is missing as the most important part. Also, all these rumors are not so sure what kind of hybrid configuration we will get. Definitely, Honda will have to compete with Toyota’s SUVs in this class. That could be the main reason why the Japanese company is not unveiling any details about the upcoming 2019 Passport SUV.
2019 Honda Passport Release Date
There is a strong belief that the 2019 Honda Passport is debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Nevertheless, even if this doesn’t happen, early next year there is an even better chance to shine. This year’s Detroit Auto Show didn’t bring too many excitement with trucks stealing the spotlight. Next season, with most of the big fellas already debuted, it is a chance for SUVs to take over the audience.
The type of a hybrid model will determine the price of the 2019 Honda Passport. If it is going to be some kind of a mild system, then the new SUV will land between CR-V and Pilot. That means a price sticker of $27,000-28,000 will hang from the new Passport SUV. If the hybrid introduces some radical changes, then don’t expect the crossover under $35,000.