The trademark application was filed on June 18th.
There are no details on what vehicle it might be affixed to.
Rugged-looking and nearly off-road capable is one of the many crazes in the SUV segments at the moment. Not to be left out, Honda trademarks “Trailsport”.
The “Trailsport” trademark however doesn’t ring like the most hardcore of outfits, but then Honda does not sell any real seriously capable off-road vehicles. In other words, we think this will be a trim variant that might be offered on the Honda Passport, Pilot, and Ridgeline.
We can easily imagine larger tires on unique wheels with bigger plastic fender flares over them, various roof-rack accessories, fog lights, and perhaps even a dedicated suspension. This type of arrangement could easily be fitted to the HR-V and CR-V as well. It works on the Toyota RAV4 Trail TRD Off-Road.
Most brands that offer SUVs and trucks of all sizes have dedicated “off-road” trims or series. Toyota has TRD, Jeep has “Trail Rated”, and then there are countless packages like FX4 or Sasquatch with Ford, ZR2 with GM, Pro-4X with Nissan, and so on. Now, it seems that Honda wants in on the trend.
Back in 2004, Honda introduced a Granite Edition of the Pilot in Canada which included little more than extra plastic cladding, a thicker front bumper, fender flares, fog lights, roof rails, side steps and the like. The Granite actually sold quite well and we’ve always wondered why they never brought it back.