Honda Avancier

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The Honda Avancier is a mid-size crossover SUV (previously a mid-size car) produced by Japanese manufacturer Honda. The first generation Avancier is a mid-size station wagon that was based on Accord platform, which was produced between 1999 and 2003 for Japanese-market only. In 2016, Guangqi Honda reused the Avancier name for its mid-size crossover offering in China, which is also based on the Accord. This version of Avancier is also called Honda UR-V by Dongfeng Honda. These two models are sold in China only.

First generation (1993–2003)[edit]

First generation
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2001 Honda Avancier Nouvelle Vague (Japan)
Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1999–2003
Assembly Japan: Sayama
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size car
Body style 5-door station wagon
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) (2.3 L)
  • 160 kW (215 hp; 218 PS) (3.0 L)
Transmission
  • 4-speed automatic (2.3 L)
  • 5-speed automatic (3.0 L)
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)

Upon its introduction in 1999, the Avancier was available with a 2.3 L VTEC four-cylinder engine producing 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 3.0 L VTEC six-cylinder engine producing 160 kW (215 hp; 218 PS) 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 wagon in Japan instead of a compact wagon. The dimensions also contribute to such classification in Japan.

Production of Avancier ceased by 2003 when the Accord underwent a full model change.

Second generation (2016–present)[edit]

Second generation
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2017 Honda Avancier 370 Turbo (China)
Overview
Also called Honda UR-V[1] (Dongfeng Honda)
Production 2016–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout
Related Honda Accord
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 144 kW (193 hp; 196 PS) (1.5 L)
  • 200 kW (268 hp; 272 PS) (2.0 L)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,820 mm (111.0 in)
Length
  • 4,816 mm (189.6 in) (Avancier)
  • 4,825 mm (190.0 in) (UR-V)
Width 1,942 mm (76.5 in)
Height 1,669 mm (65.7 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Honda Crosstour (US)[3]

The first prototype of the second generation Avancier was displayed at the 2015 Auto Shanghai[4][5] and debuted as a Concept D.[6] Honda debuted a prototype version of the Avancier during the April 2016 Auto China and then during the September 2016 Chengdu Auto Show in China, to be marketed solely in China in October 2016. It is positioned above the CR-V and XR-V and is currently sold as Honda's flagship SUV in China.

The second generation Avancier is powered by a 1.5 L VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine (similar to the engine found in fifth-generation CR-V producing 142 kW (190 hp; 193 PS) and Acura CDX producing 134 kW (180 hp; 182 PS)) producing 144 kW (193 hp; 196 PS) and 240 N⋅m (180 lbf⋅ft) of torque mated to a continuously variable transmission (badged as 240 Turbo) or a 2.0 L VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine (similar to the engine found in tenth-generation Accord producing 188 kW (252 hp; 256 PS) and fifth-generation Civic Type R producing 235 kW (315 hp; 320 PS)) producing 200 kW (268 hp; 272 PS) and 370 N⋅m (270 lbf⋅ft) of torque[7] mated to a ZF 9-speed automatic transmission (badged as 370 Turbo).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "东风Honda-UR-V新都会SUV旗舰-撼世登场". Dongfeng-honda-ur-v.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-17. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  3. ^ Greimel, Hans (19 August 2017). "China eclipses U.S. in Honda's world view". Automotive News. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Honda and Acura will each unveil a new crossover at the Beijing Auto Show". Digitaltrends.com. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Honda plans "UR-V" crossover for China". LeftLaneNews. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. ^ "2016 Beijing Motor Show: Honda Concept D based UR-V premium SUV spotted in China". Motoroids.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. ^ "2017 Honda Avancier @ Top Speed". Topspeed.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.