Redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot Arriving In US Showrooms After HR-V

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Soon after the 2016 Honda HR-V hits the showroom this spring, the redesigned 2016 Pilot will follow.

Edmunds reports the new SUV “will redefine what is possible with an eight-passenger midsize SUV,” according to Honda’s U.S. automotive division vice president John Mendel. Power will likely remain the 3.5-liter V6 found in the current Pilot. Competitors include the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner.

Further down the road, Mendel says “a completely reengineered” Ridgeline will turn up, either as a 2016 or 2017 model. The Ridgeline will be doing battle against the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins, as well as the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

Finally, Honda will have a turbocharged model by the end of 2015 that has one of the automaker’s forthcoming new VTEC turbo-four family of engines under the hood, while the FCV Concept’s production-ready version will hit U.S. showrooms next year, followed by a PHEV and EV by 2018.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Ryoku75 Ryoku75 on Jan 21, 2015

    Given what the CRV has de-volved into the Pilots pretty refreshing, I hope the redesign keeps the boxy shape and fairly pleasant aesthetics. Yes the designs been on the road for nearly 6 years now, didn't we all praise a certain Ford for keeping a certain platform on the road for almost 30 years?

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Jan 21, 2015

    The side/greenhouse looks pretty good based on the teaser, just hope that the front end doesn't looked like the CR-V or HR-V.

  • WRC555 WRC555 on Jan 22, 2015

    Let's all wait for the gen 6 VTEC turbo-SIX.

  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on Jan 22, 2015

    The 4Runner is a body-on-frame truck/SUV. Completely different! For me, Honda and SUVs don't mix...