The Japanese automaker has registered the trademark name Trailsport. It is expected that the name of the new version of crossover and pickups models of the company that will be better prepared for the road.
The current SUV market is gradually becoming quite close – the Ford has a completely new generation of the iconic SUV Bronco, the Jeep is their legendary off-roader Wrangler. It turns out that another manufacturer would try to provide similar off-road model.
In the previously filed patent application by Japanese automaker Honda says that the new trademark name is registered for use in the “cars and car design elements”, but that’s not saying much.
Our source suggests that the name Trailsport can be used on models that will be more focused on overcoming off-road.
If we look at the current lineup of Honda, mid-size crossover SUV Passport will be the first candidate to receive the new off-road version Trailsport. It is possible that this novelty will not be able to compete on a par with the Bronco from the perspective of off-road capability, but a few suspension upgrades plus some design improvements can make the crossover Honda Passport Trailsport worthy competitor the same Jeep Wrangler. According to rumors, Honda Ridgeline truck is also able to performance Trailsport.
Of course, this is mostly speculation. Sometimes brands often register trademarks in order to reserve them for themselves, not having plans to use them in the future.
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