Honda is releasing some additional information on the third generation of the Pilot, which has made its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The 2016 Honda Pilot is coming with a new look which has been inspired, in its front fascia at least, by the CR-V. The model has a large chrome grille and fog lights, along with the LED boomerang taillights, a roof spoiler, a sloping roof line and longer rear doors. The cabin of the vehicle is bringing the new multi-function steering wheel, some glossy black accents, two sunroofs, air vents flanking the large touch screen display for the infotainment system, Blue-ray player, USB connectivity and several other tweaks.
Honda has also added the Intelligent Traction Management system to the vehicle which is functioning similar to the Land Rover’s Terrain Response. It is providing owners with a number of condition-specific presents for throttle response stability control and shift mapping. This is not limited to AWD models, however, but speaking about the AWD, we should mentioned that this is using a new system, called the i-VTM4.
The brand new Honda Pilot is coming with a new range-topping Elite trim, joining the LX, EX, EX with Honda Sensing, EX-L, EX-L with Honda Sensing and Touring. The Pilot Elite is bringing the ventilated and heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, second-row heated captain’s chairs, LED headlights with auto high-beam, rain-sensing wipers and more. A 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine is found under its hood, connected to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission or an optional 9-speed automatic. The Honda Pilot can carry up to 8 people and it is being put together in Lincoln, Alabama.