The 2016 Honda Pilot will officially be unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, but spy shots of the car reveal a few important things about what we can expect from this SUV. The first look at the cabin shows that it has been redesigned to include a fresh and new infotainment system. That’s not all, because the HVAC controls have also been changed. The layout remains quite simple and so it is not surprising to see the spanking new infotainment system placed above the buttons that control the climate conditions inside the cabin. There is also a large middle display, which is missing a conventional knob to control the volume.
What are the main changes in the new 2016 HONDA PILOT?
If you love Honda cars, then you must be eagerly anticipating the release of the 2016 Honda Pilot. Though Honda has not provided any information about the exact date of release, spy shots along with concept drawings show us quite a bit about this car. For one, the Pilot has borrowed many features in terms of both design as well as specifications from the Acura MDX.
The exterior of the Pilot was not the most pleasing aspect in earlier models. However, in the 2016 model some key changes have been made which help to make this car a much more pleasing one. The basic template has been changed and though the vehicle still looks quite boxy the new lines and curves help to make this vehicle look quite handsome. The new headlights include LEDs, which remain lit during the daytime, and there are LEDs in the taillights as well. Overall, the headlights are very sleek and pleasing to the eye. The grille and the angular bumpers in the front are also quite attractive. The wheelbase has been widened and there is an increase in the other dimensions as well. The fact that the body is made from aluminum helps to lower the weight of this SUV and its aerodynamics is also very good.
Inside the new Pilot 2016, there are seats for seven people. In previous models, it was not all that easy to get in and out of the SUV but in the 2016 version, this problem seems to have been taken care of. The interiors also boast of cruise control and latest upholstery as well as a nice infotainment system.
Which engine will power new 2016 HONDA PILOT?
A 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces as many as 219 horsepower and 267 pound feet of torque powers the new Pilot. The engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and there is also a 6–speed manual transmission available. This mid-size SUV also makes use of VTECand Earth Dreams technologies, which help to make the car conserve fuel and still remain eco-friendly. It is expected that the Pilot will provide 25 miles per gallon fuel economy on the highway and its lightweight and improved drivetrain will make this SUV very attractive to most buyers.
What will be projected price for redesigned 2016 HONDA PILOT?
The base price of the 2016 Honda Pilot starts at 31,000 dollars and it can go up to 43,000 dollars for the higher end models. The price will change depending on the trim chosen as well as specs and functions.