The redesign of some models in the Honda line is happening right now. The new 2020 Honda Pilot is one of them and this model will arrive with a new hybrid system. One of the most of the popular model in the SUV segment is definitely the Honda Pilot.
The hybrid model will arrive with minor changes and updates if we compare it to the base one. Whatsoever, the hybrid will get its own uniqueness. Exterior will be attractive and updated, while the interior will be even more modern. As the base one model, the hybrid will also offer a room for eight occupants.
2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid Exterior
The current model has been gained a significant facelift last year. This means that the 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid won’t get significant changes. The manufacturer said, that there is no need for the significant upgrades right now. The new 2020 Pilot Hybrid will provide the same attractive lines and it will also sit on the same platform.
However, there will be some modifications to the front and back. The more attractive grill will be installed that will separate non-hybrid and hybrid version. Also, there will be numerous trim levels in the offer. The 2020 Honda Pilot hybrid comes with the standard 18-inch wheels that look stylish. Furthermore, the buyers will also get the opportunity to choose optional 20-inch wheels. Most of the premium features will be in the higher trims.
Interior To Get Minor Updates
The interior of the hybrid variant will no differ too much from the base one. There will be a minor update. According to the relevant source, some techs inside will be updated and the Hybrid variant will get more safety equipment. The latest driver-safety-assist features will include adaptive cruise control, crash-detection and -mitigation system, emergency braking and more.
The hybrid variant will also offer the same configuration inside as the standard one. Furthermore, it won’t depart from the regular Pilot SUV. It remains to be a formidable 3-row crossover SUV that offers a spacious cabin. Like the base model, the new hybrid one will be able to accommodate eight passengers.
Powertrain Specs and Fuel Economy
The 2020 Honda Pilot is the SUV that comes with a powerful and economical engine. The base model is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 HP and 265 lb-ft of torque.
The front-wheel-drive system is standard, while the all-wheel-drive system is optional. Thanks to the great gearbox of 6-speed and 9-speed automatic the fuel economy are rated at 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
The upcoming 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid according to the latest report will come with the same V6 engine under its hood. However, this version will get more powers thanks to the pairs of electric motors. With this combination, the new 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid will provide over 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, there is no info about fuel economy and acceleration at this moment.
2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid is still a mystery. However, some sites put the starting price at around $40,000. That is 7000 more than the base model. Furthermore, the price will depend on the chosen trim level.
The base 2020 Honda Pilot that comes with great design and offers many techs, starts at $33,000. Also, with this model, the buyers will get numerous packages in the offer. Expect Hybrid model to debut sometime in 2020.