Honda is preparing a revamped Pilot crossover for 2023, and new renderings from Kolesa.ru imagine what it will look like when it debuts. The photos come after the company released a new teaser of the redesigned TrailSport model, which removes the confusing camouflage for a peek at its style. This serves as the basis for the new rendering.
The current generation Honda Pilot has been on sale since the 2016 model year, receiving a mid-cycle refresh three years later. The upcoming redesign is likely to amplify the crossover’s appearance, placing a tall, square front on the model. The renders show a crossover with a bold yet straightforward grille flanked by tall and thin headlights. This fits the teaser.
It’s the same on the back, with the teaser image showing off the taillights, which are visible in the rendering. The new pilot looks much more athletic than the previous model, with fewer design lines dividing the two doors. A gray finish along the underside, with silver accents on the front and back, completes the rugged look of the TrailSport. Other trims may feature unique accents or style adjustments.
Honda hasn’t teased the Pilot’s interior yet, or our spy photographer captured it, but we expect the cabin to undergo a complete redesign. It should follow another recently revamped model, emphasizing a simpler style with a perfectly placed screen and dial.
The automaker has yet to indicate what kind of powertrain will power the new crossover. The current pilot uses Honda’s 3.6-liter V6 engine, which pumps out 280 horsepower (205 kilowatts) and is paired with a nine-speed automatic driving the front wheels. The TrailSport will have all-wheel drive.
Honda has already confirmed that they will be revealing a new Pilot sometime this year. With 2022 coming to a close, we look forward to seeing a new model soon. This year’s debut should put the crossover on schedule to go on sale in the US for the 2023 model year. Honda hasn’t said anything about pricing yet, but the 2022 Pilot starts at $39,375 (including a $1,295) destination fee. It will be interesting to see if the company can keep the starting price of the 2023 model below $40,000.