The new Rugged Roads Project takes the TrailSport’s off-road capability to an all-new levelby Alina Moore, on LISTEN 02:12
Honda unveiled the new, 2022 Pasport TrailSport, and now a new project vehicle was announced. It is called Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project, and, as you probably guessed, it is based on the TrailSport.
It was designed by Jon Tuico - you probably know him if you follow YouTube channel JonDZ Adventuring - and will be firstly presented at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona from Sept. 24-26, 2021.
2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project
What’s different on the Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project?
As you probably know by now, the 2022 TrailSport is all about making the Passport ready for off-road adventures.
The new Rugged Roads Project vehicle takes that even further by adding additional off-road focused components to further advance its overlanding capability.
First of all, the project vehicle gets a series of new elements from Honda Genuine Accessories, including:
- Roof crossbars
- Lower door trim with HPD logo
- Fender flares
- 18-inch wheels, black
- Wheel lug nuts, black
- Valve stem cap with H-mark, black
- Trailer hitch
- H-mark emblem, gloss black
- Cargo tray
- Cargo side panel protectors
The list of updates also includes recovery points painted TrailSport orange designed by Honda R&D. They also offer thick stainless steel skid plates to protect the SUV’s oil pan and fuel tank from rocks and other off-road hazards.
Jsport is offering a suspension lift kit that will add more ground clearance: 1.5 inches in the front and 0.75 inches at the rear.
Firestone is offering a new set of Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires, size 265/60R18, for improved off-road traction.
And, since you are taking you car off-roading, you will probably also wants to spend the night in the nature. This is where Roofnest comes along with a cool, Sparrow XL rooftop tent.
Dirt Complex added a rear hitch tire carrier, while the guys from Factor 55 added a hitchlink 2.0 trailer hitch receiver shackle mount and a crosby 3/4" Shackle.