Honda once again proves that what is dead may never die.
The Crosstour was recently killed off by Honda, which makes the recently unveiled Concept D a bit hard to explain. The concept appeared at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show and is said to be a preview of the automaker’s new flagship SUV in China. Now the Concept D isn’t an exact replica of the much maligned Crosstour. The body is beefier and looks much more aggressive. The massive front and rear vents and 21-inch wheels are also a nice touch. One curious thing is the apparent lack of a grille.
A lack of a grille could signal that Honda is planning an electric option for its new EV. Or it could be just a design feature on a concept car. The latter is probably true, but Honda is likely to offer whatever the Concept D becomes with at least one eco-friendly option. Would you have bought a Crosstour if it looked like this? Or would you rather forget that the CUV-ish thing ever existed?