A new generation of Honda Pilot will see the light of day in 2023, and the manufacturer is lifting the veil on the first images of one of the versions that will be marketed. We can also see the SUV in its element, while the images of the Pilot TrailSport in its camouflaged form were taken over rugged terrain in California.
The TrailSport version back for 2023
Off-road appearance packages have become a very popular trend over the past few years, and Honda is continuing this trend with the renewal of the TrailSport version of its Pilot for 2023. Very little information is currently known on the characteristics technical features of this model, but Honda claims that this SUV will be “the toughest ever” by the company.
Standard all-terrain tires, steel skid plates, off-road-tuned suspension and enhanced 4WD capabilities will all be featured on this new generation of the Pilot in its TrailSport. The official unveiling will take place in the fall, while pricing and availability will most likely be announced at that time. For the moment, Honda keeps us in suspense.
Otherwise, we note that new headlights and new taillights will also be included, and we can expect a complete overhaul of the exterior style. It is after all a brand new generation that replaces the one marketed since 2016. According to the images unveiled by Honda, several stylistic elements seem to lean towards the look of the new generation of the CR-V, starting through the grid. We can also expect a complete update of the cabin in terms of technology and looks, as seen in several other recently renewed models of the brand.
Although the manufacturer has not confirmed it, Honda’s beefiest SUV will no doubt retain its powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V6-type engine, like the one found in the whole new Acura MDX, and a ten-speed automatic transmission. The possible arrival of a rechargeable hybrid version is possible, although the manufacturer has not yet confirmed anything on this subject.
It’s time for off-road sets
The Pilot is one of the many SUVs currently on the market that offers a more adventurous version. Competition is therefore fiercer than ever, even in the segment of SUVs with three rows of seats to which this vehicle belongs. The main competitor of this Pilot TrailSport, the Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek, also offers a wide range of accessories that facilitate off-road driving.
Other models, such as the Ford Explorer, in its Timberline version, or the GMC Acadia AT4 are also worth mentioning. Curiously, another big player in this segment, the Subaru Ascent, still doesn’t offer such a package, while its smaller siblings like the Outback or the Forester both get an off-road-focused version. road (Wilderness).