According to our insiders, Honda started working on the next-generation Pilot already. However, the redesigned three-row crossover SUV won’t be introduced before 2021, so there’s plenty of waiting time ahead. Even though it’s in the early phase of development at the moment, we’ve managed to find out several important details regarding the 2022 Honda Pilot.
First of all, the big crossover will become even bigger. The carmaker will add extra inches of length and between wheels, so we expect additional room inside. The extra space will reportedly be used for enlarged cargo room and cozier second and third rows of seats. Of course, the automaker will not skip the opportunity to improve cabin, so you can expect better quality material across the entire cabin, as well as the manufacturer’s latest technologies. The 2022 Pilot will most definitely dispose of the newest Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance features that currently includes adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, and lane-departure warning with lane-keep steering assist. Interestingly, word on the street is that this new model is going to get a high level of autonomy in the form of Level 4 autonomous driving capability. Meaning, the SUV will be capable of handling most driving situations itself.
Since it’s in the early phase of development, it’s too early to know how exactly is going to look like the 2022 Honda Pilot. Still, taking into account what the automaker did with the recently refreshed model, we think we know what the future goal of Honda’s designing team is. If they stay at the same course, and we think they will, then the next-gen model is going to look even less like a minivan and more as a proper modern SUV.
Performance-wise, the 2022 Pilot will allegedly get a new generation V6 engine. The more powerful and efficient unit is currently under development, so we do not know the details. The latest rumors, however, claim over 300 horsepower and improved MPG for the future mill. Of course, the crossover will continue to use the all-wheel-drive system which will get power via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Although some speculative sites suggest that’s there’s a Pilot PHEV underway too, we do not have any solid information about it at the moment. Still, we would like to see the popular three-row SUV with some electricity hooked to its wheels.
Stay tuned for updates.