When it comes to Honda's flagship SUV model in domestic market, first thing that comes to mind is CR-V, which is also Honda's highest specification SUV model currently available in China. However, CR-V is only entry level size in North American market. There are several larger SUVs with higher positioning. This Pilot is one of them. The large displacement V6 engine and 7-seat layout are also different. and now he has also introduced his new model.
The all-new 2023 Honda Pilot uses Honda's latest design language. Compared to other models in same class, it is more pragmatic in design. The front panel has a simple design, and large area center mesh is a popular design nowadays, and main black color also adds to overall feeling of movement. The China Open version of Trailsport also has a piano lacquer effect and an exclusive badge, but there is no significant difference from regular version.
The sidelines are as strong as ever, and Trailsport version even looks like a hardcore off-roader. In addition to adding a blackened kit, this version also features AT all-terrain tires with stronger tires. Off-road performance Off-road performance seems to be better than the old model.
The design of tail is also quite pragmatic. There are no through taillights, but there are darkened through trims. Personally, I prefer this simple and wide design, which gives Pilot a more piquant look. At same time, silver skid plate at bottom is not missing, and North American-spec tow hook does not inspire feelings of defiance.
Interior improvements have become more evident, and old interior design has finally been abandoned. This layered design has been used in many Honda models. Improved texture. However, rest of car is more traditional, such as dashboard simply adding an LCD screen to traditional form, and use of electronic shift levers can be seen as a response to trend.
In terms of power, Pilot still uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a maximum output of 286 horsepower and a maximum torque of 355 Nm. The data is still good. But compared to a conventional turbocharged engine, such power data is not very convenient. After all, 2.0T engine of same family can easily achieve similar performance, not to mention same-level V8 rival in United States. not small.
The all-new Honda Pilot retains original quality and performance, while adding more elements popular today, such as launch of a more off-road version, and making it easier to win over consumers in some parts. United States. Unlike Highlander, this Pilot is still too focused on North American market, such as V6 large displacement, interior design, etc., it is difficult to meet needs of domestic market. However, with Honda's technical strength, launching models suitable for home market is more about "would you like to do it" than "can you do it".