Honda Avancier

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The Honda Avancier is a five-seater crossover utility vehicle (CUV). During its debut in 1999, it was sold exclusively for the Japanese market (as JDM Model).[1]

The Avancier was pinned based on Honda Accord's platform although the dimensions were different to those in the Honda Accord. Specific to the Avancier, it featured more height to allow for more interior space than a midsize sedan or a station wagon. The gear selector was moved from the center console to the bottom half of the dashboard to allow passengers ability to move from the front to the rear seats, vice versa. The Avancier was sold at Honda Clio locations.

First Generation(TA1/2/3/4)[edit]

Honda Avancier
2001 Honda Avancier 01.jpg
Overview
Production 1999-2003
2016-present
Assembly Sayama, Saitama, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door Crossover
Layout FWD / AWD
Related Honda Accord (Japan-spec)
Honda Odyssey (Japan-spec)
Powertrain
Engine 2.3 L F23A VTEC I4
3.0 L J30A VTEC V6
Transmission 4 speed automatic (F23A)
5 speed automatic (J30A)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,765 mm (108.9 in)
Length 4,795 mm (188.8 in)
Width 1,810 mm (71.3 in))
Height 1,545 mm (60.8 in)
Curb weight 1,690 kg (3,730 lb)

Engine options[edit]

The Avancier was powered by two engine options, a 2.3-liter i4 and a 3-liter V6; coupled to a four speed automatic and five speed automatic transmission respectively; front-wheel and all-wheel drive systemm.

Specification[edit]

An Intelligent Highway Cruise Control (IHCC) system was available as an option on the V6 model which it uses a radar to determine and maintain a reliable distance with the car in front, and maintain speed too.

Due to the engines used, it was considered mid-size in Japan for exceeding maximum engine displacement regulations, as well as length and width requirements. The two different engine displacements were offered, giving the Japanese buyer a choice as to which annual road tax obligation they were willing to pay; the larger engine did offer much higher levels of luxury equipment and features to justify the added tax expense.

On October 2003, production of the Avancier ceased due to disappointing sales, and the name was used as the top trim level on the JDM Honda Inspire fourth generation.

Second Generation[edit]

Honda Avancier (2017)
Overview
Manufacturer Guangqi Honda
Production 2016-present
Model years 2016-present
Assembly Guangzhou, China
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 K20C3 VTEC TURBO
Transmission ZF 9-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 111.0 in (2,820 mm)
Length 189.6 in (4,816 mm)
Width 76.45 in (1,942 mm)
Height 65.7 in (1,669 mm)

Concept[edit]

In 2015, a latest Concept D was debuted at Shanghai Motor Show 2015 (Auto Shanghai).[2] Concept D was unveiled in China only, thus assumption made indicated that if the vehicle was to be translated into production, sales will take place in China's market only and will be competing against luxury crossovers. It was successfully prepared by a successful joint venture (JV) of Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda.

Production[edit]

Early April 2016, Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda reported that a production version of Concept D will be unveiled by the end of April at Beijing Auto Show.[3]

Due to the nature of being a luxury mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV), it will be positioned above the CR-V and XR-V topping the product-line up of Honda's SUVs in China. Selling prices are ranging from $39,000 to $66,000 (US Currency).[4]

Specification[edit]

Powering the Avancier is a 2.0 VTEC TURBO mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Outputs include 268 hp and 370Nm.

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