The Honda Avancier is a station wagon based on Honda Accord platform. Honda began producing in 1999 but production was ceased due to slow Japanese sales in 2003.
First Generation (1999-2003)
|Assembly||Sayama, Saitama, Japan|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door station wagon|
|Layout||FWD / AWD|
|Related||Honda Accord (Japan-spec)
Honda Odyssey (Japan-spec)
|Engine||2.3 L F23A VTEC I4
3.0 L J30A VTEC V6
|Transmission||4 speed automatic (F23A)
5 speed automatic (J30A)
|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)|
Upon introduction, the Avancier was available with a 2.3 VTEC four cylinder (150 hp) mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 3.0 VTEC six cylinder engine (215 hp) mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. It can be had with a front-wheel drive or the Honda's real-time all-wheel drive system. The V6 Avancier can be optioned with an Intelligent Highway Cruise Control (IHCC) that used a radar to determine and maintain a reliable distance with the car in front and capable to maintain a speed.
However due to the large engine displacements, the Avancier was considered as a mid-size in Japan instead of a wagon, the dimensions also contribute to such classification by Japan.
Honda stopped the production of Avancier by 2003 due to the disappointing sales.
Second Generation (2016-present)
|Also called||Honda UR-V|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door Crossover|
|Engine||1.5L Turbocharger L15B
2.0L Turbocharger K20C3
|Wheelbase||2,820 mm (111.0 in)|
|Length||4,816 mm (189.6 in)|
|Width||1,942 mm (76.5 in))|
|Height||1,669 mm (65.7 in)|
First prototype was displayed at the Shanghai Motor Show 2015 (Auto Shanghai) and debuted as a Concept D. Honda debut a prototype version (closed to production version) of the all-new Honda Avancier during the 2016 Auto China in April 2016, and then during the 2016 Chengdu Auto Show in China in September 2016, to be marketed solely in China only in October 2016. It is now a large and sporty SUV, joint-developed with Guangqi Honda. The new Avancier rivals the near luxury crossovers including Nissan Murano. It is positioned above the CR-V and XR-V and will serve as the flagship SUV.
This MKII Avancier is powered by the 2-litre VTEC Sport Turbo (268 hp/370Nm) with a ZF 9-speed automatic transmission and the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine and a CVT, the same engine found in the MKV Honda CR-V and Honda Civic.