2023 Honda Pilot renders imagine the crossover’s rugged redesign
Honda is readying a revamped Pilot crossover for 2023, and new renderings from Kolesa.ru imagine what it might look like when it debuts. The photos come after the company released new teasers of the redesigned TrailSport model, which do away with the confusing camouflage to give a look at the styling. These serve as the basis for the new rendering.
The current-generation Honda Pilot has been on sale since the 2016 model year, receiving its mid-cycle refresh three years later. The upcoming redesign appears to bolster the look of the crossover, putting a tall, boxy front end on the model. Renders show the crossover with a bold yet simple grille flanked by tall, thin headlights. This corresponds to the teasers.
It’s the same on the back, with the teaser images showing off the taillights, which are visible in the renders. The new Pilot looks much more athletic than the outgoing model, with fewer design lines bisecting the doors. Gray cladding along the bottom, accented front and rear with silver, completes the rugged look of the TrailSport. Other trims may feature unique accents or style adjustments.
Honda hasn’t teased the Pilot’s interior, nor has our spy photographers captured it, but we expect the cabin to get a complete overhaul. It should follow other recently revamped models, emphasizing a simpler style with perfectly placed screens and dials.
The automaker hasn’t indicated what kind of powertrains will power the new crossover. The current Pilot uses Honda’s 3.6-liter V6 engine, which develops 280 horsepower (205 kilowatts) and pairs with its nine-speed automatic transmission that powers the front wheels. The TrailSport will have all-wheel drive.
Honda has already confirmed that it will unveil the new Pilot this year. As 2022 draws to a close, we hope to see the new model soon. This year’s debut should put the crossover on schedule to go on sale in the United States for the 2023 model year. Honda hasn’t said anything about its price, but the 2022 Pilot starts at $39,375 (including destination charge of $1,295). It will be interesting to see if the company can keep the starting price of the 2023 model below $40,000.