Honda has introduced a new generation of large crossover 2016 Honda Pilot, which this year will be offered on the Ukrainian market. What will surprise the buyers SUV with eight 250-horsepower engine?
The biggest from Honda, the local branch of the Japanese company originally created for the requirements of the North American market. Debuting in 2002, the machine has gained immense popularity (which has sold nearly 750 thousand SUV). Good initiative intends to support and the second generation Pilot. Like its predecessor, the new vehicle will be produced at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln city (USA). The novelty has slightly increased in size.
Variable Torque Management
It shares a common platform with more prestigious fashion crossover MDX from Acura brand child, but it is roomy eight-seat cabin with three rows of seats. Only the Pilot is equipped with 3.5-liter petrol “six” i-VTEC with a capacity of 253 “horses” with a proprietary system, disconnect the cylinders, VCM (Variable Cylinder Management), which allows to save fuel. Paired with the engine works 5-step “automatic” and fully automatic all-wheel drive system VTM-4A (Variable Torque Management) that distributes torque between all four wheels.
The design of the crossover body structure uses a proprietary ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) with a wide (52%) use of high-strength steel. Roof to lower weight is made from aluminum. Fully independent suspension (front McPherson strut and rear) provides excellent comfort and car handling. Sales of the new Honda Pilot in the American market will begin on may 22 and shortly the car for the first time presented to Russian and Ukrainian customers. The main competitors of the car will be a Subaru Tribeca, Hyundai Veracruz, 2016 Honda Pilot Pathfinder. For the CIS countries it is planned to allocate a quota of about 4,000 cars a year.