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Honda renews its Passport: Video unveils 2019 resurrection of the SUV
Count on Honda CR-V for big mileage(Photo: Honda)After nearly two decades, Honda has renewed its Passport.With a new 44-second teaser video, the automaker confirmed rumors that an all-new Honda Passport will be unveiled on November 27 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The original Passport was Honda’s first SUV – a five-seater that was sold from 1994 to 2002.In the teaser video on Thursday, the new Passport is seen kicking up dust on a winding dirt road which hints at its off-road capabilities. Visual details of the vehicle are obscured by dust, and video is shot from a bird’s eye view. Available to purchase in 2019, the Passport will join Honda’s popular light-weight truck line-up and will fall somewhere between the 5-seater CR-V crossover, and the 8-seater Pilot SUV.More: Honda, Toyota, Nissan car sales plunge, but SUVs rise: U.S. auto sales likely up in August”The new Passport is a more personal, powerful and off-road-capable SUV that hits the sweet spot between daily driving comfort and weekend off-road, all-weather adventure capability,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc abd General Manager, Honda Division.As demand for SUVs continues to grow, Honda’s light-truck sales are on track for a fourth-straight record year, the company said, with sales are up 5.3 percent from last year’s numbers.The new Passport will be “designed and developed in the U.S.,” Honda said.Follow Dalvin Brown on Twitter: @Dalvin_BrownRead or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/11/15/honda-passport-automaker-offers-first-look-its-new-suv/2014293002/