Honda has introduced its new 2016 Honda pilot, a mid size SUV this year at Chicago Auto Show. It is an updated version of 2015 Honda pilot with revolutionary changes and a totally new look. The new model is designed to provide a crisp driving experience along with dynamic functionality and comfort.
2016 Honda Pilot Redesign, Exterior
The new exterior now has smooth look and more soft lines with rounded hood. The bumper is more broad and light in weight. Fog lights are adjusted on the lower bumper. The overall body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum which has reduces the car weight 300 pounds less than its predecessor. It is not even lighter but also 1.7 inches longer and 3.5 inches wider than 2015 Pilot’s model. Its wheel base is 11.9 inches and it accommodates 20 inches alloy wheels. The front grille has two chrome bars, and the topmost is stretched towards the headlights. Honda has equipped the pilot with various optional features including panoramic roof option LED projector headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights. There are eight exterior colors, three metallic and five pearl colors.
The new Pilot is a seven passenger SUV. The 2016 Honda Pilot interior is completely altered with various connectivity options, multi-functional touch screen and inbuilt infotainment system. The second row’s captain chairs are one touch folding and provides easy access to the rear. It is equipped with 8 inches display screen(High-Resolution WVGA), 7 Speakers 225-Watt Audio System, including subwoofer, rear camera, steering wheel controls, USB ports, cruise controller, GPS and climate control options. The center control has a ‘tech locker’ which is spacious enough to hold your purse.
2016 Honda Pilot Engine, horsepower
The Pilot would have a direct injection 3.5 liter V-6 i-VTEC engine with variable cylinder management, which could generate up to 280 horsepower as well as 260 lb-ft of torque. It provides a six-speed automatic transmission and optional nine speed auto transmission. It is also providing options for front wheel drive or all wheel drive configuration as per the trim levels. The 2016 Honda Pilot fuel economy is not disclosed, however it is promised to deliver more refined and fuel efficient performance. With Safety features like hill start assist, brake assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic monitor and lane watch, the new SUV has achieved five-star ratings from the federal government.
Release Date and Price
The midsize SUV Honda Pilot 2016 release date is predictable to be accessible by the buyers after this summer as 2016 model. The price would vary as per the trim levels offered by Honda, but the base price is expected to be around 31 to 35 thousand dollars.
In short it is a complete package of styling goodness and versatility and ready to win the heart of buyers by the end of this year.
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