The Honda Crosstour will not continue for 2016, as the Japanese automaker announced today it will stop building the Crosstour in Ohio after the 2015 model year. The Honda Crosstour first launched in 2010 but hasn’t been able to touch the sales success of the more traditional CR-V crossover.
Honda said that the Crosstour helped the brand lure in crossover shoppers, but that, “the crossover segment has evolved.” The company believes that the addition of the 2016 Honda HR-V subcompact crossover will, “create new value for crossover shoppers.” In other words, Honda expects far more people to buy the new HR-V than bought the funky Crosstour.
Last year, the Honda Crosstour recorded just 11,802 U.S. sales compared to the CR-V’s incredible 335,019 sales. The Crosstour’s sales have fallen steadily over the past few years, from 20,848 in 2012 to 16,847 in 2013.
For its last year on sale, 2015 Honda Crosstour offers a 2.4-liter inline-four engine rated for 192 hp and a 3.5-liter V-6 with 278 hp. Pricing starts at $28,410 with destination.
Honda also announced a few more changes to its production schedule for the 2016 model year. Assembly of the Honda Accord Hybrid will shift from Marysville, Ohio, to the company’s Sayama plant in Japan. That will increase production capability in Marysville for the Honda Accord, Acura TLX, and Acura ILX.