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by Matt Brogan

Honda has today released a couple of pictures of its 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour, the upcoming plus-size hatchback to be positioned above the Accord sedan.

Although Honda has yet to provide complete product specifications, or interior views, the pictures do show us a car closely resembling the Accord look, though with an obviously taller ride height and longer rear over hang.

In profile the car shows thick body proportions with a slim glasshouse and a negative-to-positive body crease that leads into the Crosstour’s large, Insight-esque rear end.

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A chest height rear spoiler means Crosstour gets a horizontally split rear window, similar to Civic hatch, which could ruin rearward vision, but on the plus side is more slippery in terms of aerodynamics than more traditional, boxed-shaped SUV rivals.

“Our concept is to broaden the appeal of the Accord lineup by leveraging traditional Accord strengths of fun-to-drive performance and handling while also adapting to dramatic shifts in the light truck marketplace,” said Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda. “The Accord Crosstour accomplishes that by offering a modern interpretation of a SUV while integrating the refinement and efficiency of a premium sedan.”

CarAdvice will keep you posted on any developments concerning the Crosstour as they come to hand.




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