Honda will debut a redesigned and re-engineered Honda Pilot SUV on February 12 at both the Chicago Auto Show and the Canadian International Auto Show (Toronto).
The all-new Pilot is said to represent a dramatic shift in design. Based on the teaser sketch provided by Honda, it appears to exhibit distinct minivan overtones, although with conventional rear doors.
Honda says it will feature new technology, advanced safety, improved fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility that are currently unavailable in the mainstream SUV segment.
The new Pilot joins the the recently redesigned, Canadian-made CR-V and the all-new HR-V crossover, which launches this spring, in Honda's CUV/SUV lineup.
The original Honda Pilot, when it was introduced in 2002, was the first mainstream eight-passenger SUV to feature car-like unitized body construction and driving dynamics in a family-oriented sport-utility vehicle.