Honda confirms debut of new Passport in Los Angeles

Marco Green
November 16, 2018

In a few weeks, Honda will resurrect the Passport name for a new utility vehicle positioned between the CR-V and Pilot.

Honda is building a brand-new SUV with an old name to fit in between the CR-V and the Pilot.

Honda confirmed Thursday that the 2019 Passport will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this November, marking the return of a nameplate which has been dormant for more than 15 years. The sizing pegs it squarely as a rival to the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and soon-to-launch Chevrolet Blazer. That ethos traces its roots back to the original Passport that debuted for the 1994 model year, though the original was hardly a Honda. Honda will build the Passport alongside the Pilot in the company's Lincoln, Alabama plant, which suggests the two SUVs may share parts. The reveal will be livestreamed and available for viewing on Honda's YouTube channel ( starting at 3:30 p.m. PST.

After almost two decades, Honda has renewed its Passport SUV for 2019.

Honda brand light-truck sales are on track for a fourth-straight record year, on the way to top 700,000 units for the third year in a row and now accounting for more than half of the Honda brand's US sales so far this year, with light-truck sales up 5.3 percent from year-ago results.

Honda's USA light-truck sales, up 5.3 percent this year, are on track to set a record for the fourth straight year, and exceed 700,000 for the third year in a row.

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