Honda has unveiled its all-new Avancier SUV at the Beijing motor show this week.
Positioned as Honda’s new SUV flagship, the Avancier looks to be fairly luxurious, with LED headlights, a large central touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, a panoramic glass roof, ventilated seats and lashings of leather and dark wood trim.
Desing-wise, the bold front-end wouldn’t look out of place with Honda’s premium brand Acura, and the sloping rear roofline gives the Avancier an athletic, coupe-like profile.
The five-seat SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that features steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Power figures are yet to be released.
Reports suggest that a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre petrol will power entry-level variants and there is speculation a hybrid variant will follow.
Don’t expect to see an Avancier in Australian showrooms, however. Honda Australia has confirmed that the model will not be sold outside of China.
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