Honda Pilot Concept

Concept Cars 22 Jan 2008
Honda Pilot Concept

The official images and information about the Honda Pilot Concept, the 8-passenger SUV that previews the next generation Pilot model, scheduled for launch on spring 2008.

Honda Pilot Concept - Design SketchWhile featuring a bolder and more appealing look, compared to the current production model, the Pilot Concept that debuted at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show has several differences from the preview sketch released by Honda, as pointed out by this post at Jalopnik.

In particular, the Pilot Concept has more conventional wagon-lines with horizontal waistline and roofline, while the sketch showcases nearly streamlined volumes with a sloped and sporty profile.

The boldly-styled design previews the production 2009 Pilot, set to debut in spring 2008.

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2009 Honda Pilot Concept

The current Honda Pilot model

The SUV by Honda is characterized by eight-passenger seating capacity, and on the 2009 model the interior space has increased for all seating positions.

Among the new features are the new ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure that makes use of high-strength steel and enhances frontal collision compatibility with vehicles of different sizes and bumper heights.

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The engine is a V6 unit equipped with next-generation Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) technology that operates in 6-cylinder mode for power and 4- and 3-cylinder modes for efficiency.

Honda Pilot Concept - InteriorInside, a wide center stack and center console form the styling anchor with a design that emphasizes spaciousness and power, while allowing for convenient access to navigation, entertainment and climate-control systems.

About the Honda Pilot

The Pilot originally debuted as a 2003 model in July of 2002. Design and development of the 2003 Pilot and the 2009 Pilot were carried out at Honda R&D Americas in Raymond, Ohio, and Torrance, California.

The Pilot is assembled at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln.

(Source: Honda)

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