Markham, ON (January 21, 2015) – A completely re-engineered and redesigned Honda Pilot SUV will make its debut at the 2015 Canadian International Auto Show on February 12. The all-new, eight-passenger Pilot SUV will raise the stakes in the mainstream three-row SUV segment with new technology, advanced safety, improved fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility.
The new Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility, and dynamics currently unavailable in the mainstream SUV segment. The redesigned Pilot SUV will further augment a Honda light truck lineup that includes the recently redesigned Canadian-made Honda CR-V and the all-new Honda HR-V crossover, launching this spring.
The original Honda Pilot was introduced in 2002 as the first mainstream eight-passenger SUV to feature car-like unitized body construction, delivering more refined driving dynamics, better fuel economy and superior cabin space in a family-oriented sport-utility vehicle.
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 6.5 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 4 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.