Honda just launched the all-new 2016 version of their premium SUV, the Honda Pilot
Designed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., the Pilot emphasizes generous space, powerful and dynamic performance, more advanced technology, and premium attributes and amenities. Below is a rundown off its top-class specs in case you're in the market for one.
1) It's fully loaded.
Honda’s new SUV boasts a more futuristic design featuring strong character lines and a fearsome new face. It has LED Projector Type Headlight with Signature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and LED Tail Lights, as well as new 18-inch alloy wheels. These give the car a commanding look.
The Pilot also features a Smart Entry System, which allows you to remotely start the engine or remotely open your trunk. It has a premium feel inside with its use of high-quality soft-touch material, and posh black leather. Ambient lighting can be found all throughout the cabin too.
2) It takes care of the entertainment.
The Pilot boasts an 8-inch touchscreen display audio interface that uses an Android-based operating system and a more powerful processor for seamless performance. It's also a fully-connected car, with features like Bluetooth, HDMI, and USB Connectivity. Seven speakers give you powerful audio wherever you may be seated. And those seated at the back can binge-watch through traffic and road trips with a 9-inch entertainment system with DVD and HDMI capability.
3) We've got a hauler here.
Like the old Pilot, this one retains the spacious 8-passenger seating capacity with a 60:40 split second row seat to maximize one crucial matter: passenger comfort.
The car is no doubt designed with versatile utility in mind as it has a flexible cargo management system: a two-position cargo lid permits item storage in a lower compartment. The cargo lid can also be adjusted to provide higher cargo space for taller items.
4) A big car needs big power.
And it delivers. The Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter Direct Injection i-VTEC V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces a maximum power output of 284 ps.
Along with that, the Pilot is easy to maneuver on different terrains. That's what an all-wheel drive system with torque-vectoring function (perfect for cornering) provides. The system is also paired with Honda's Intelligent Traction Management which offers four different All-Wheel-Drive modes: normal, snow, mud, and sand.
5) It promotes supreme safety.
The Pilot has been awarded the top pick for 2016 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Its host of safety features includes the Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The ACE can absorb and disperse the energy of a frontal collision through innovations like its ultra-high strength door ring design.
Aside from the sheer durability of its frame, Honda's new SUV secures its passengers through more features: the Adaptive Cruise Control, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Lane Keeping Assist System, the Road Departure Mitigation, a Forward Collision Warning, and a Lane Departure Warning.
As in most premium vehicles, the Honda also has a four-channel Anti-Lock Brakes with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist, Blind Spot Information System, Cross Traffic Monitor, and a complete set of airbags (fronts for the driver and front passenger, and sides for the driver and back passengers). You'll even know if you have a flat tire through its Tire Pressure Monitoring System with real-time display of individual tire pressures.
Impressive, right? All you need now is P3,380,000 to own one.