Honda Accord Crosstour teaser

Its been official since early July that the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour will arrive in showrooms this fall. But now Honda is running a teaser and countdown on its Future Cars site for the upcoming crossover/tourer previewing a September 1 'sneak preview' date, and it has also released a new teaser - a close crop of the grille - via its Facebook page.

In July's brief press release, Honda said the new vehicle will go on sale later this year. No other details were released, but spy shots show the new crossover has much in common with that other Japanese sedan-wagon combo, the 2009 Toyota Venza.

The most likely powertrain options will be the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V-6 engines from the Accord, although the 2.3-liter turbocharged unit from the Acura RDX may also make a showing. A rear differential seen on prototypes confirm that the Crosstour will be equipped with an AWD system, at least as an option.

Unlike its Acura cousin the ZDX, however, the Crosstour appears to be shunning the four-door 'activity coupe' profile for a more conventional 'tall wagon' look.

The new crossover will fit neatly in the Honda lineup above the CR-V and Element, and beneath the big Pilot SUV. There's no word on pricing nor any official photos, but TheCarConnection will drive the new Crosstour later this year.