2020 Honda Pilot Redesign, Spy Photos, Rumors, and Price. The wait for a new Honda Pilot was over a few years back after the Japanese manufacturer presented us with a new model. Now only two years after that they have been caught testing what’s to be a 2020 Honda Pilot. The current version rides on a new platform has a good-looking design, and is packed with modern technology.
These updates changed once rugged SUV to a more upscale vehicle. Now, with their newly-found success, they have planes on further enhancing this car.
The current model is present for about three years and the company already works on a facelift. Of course, the focus is on the visual improvements, but 2020 Pilot will also come with important novelty under the hood.
We are about to see a new hybrid powertrain in the offer, which will definitely make this crossover even more competitive. On the other side, interior design shouldn’t be changed a lot, though new standard features will certainly come.
UNDER THE HOOD
New Honda Pilot might come with some tweaks under the hood. The option which will be added for 2020 MY is a plug-in hybrid similar to what Honda Odyssey has.
The standard offering is going to be same as it’s on the ongoing Pilot. The unit in question is 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Transmission available on LX, EX, and EX-L is a six-speed automatic, while top-tier Touring and Elite trim offer a nine-speed gearbox.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR CHANGES
We are not sure to what extent does Honda plans to alter 2020 Pilot compared to today’s model, but looking at the camo, they are focused on the front fascia. According to sources close to the Minato-based company, they are looking to make 2020 Honda Pilot similar to Honda Accord regarding exterior design.
On the inside, you shouldn’t expect any ground-breaking novelties. The ongoing Pilot SUV already has an eight-inch touchscreen and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The base trim level organization will remain the same. This crossover is available in five trim levels– LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite.
The LX comes in pretty basic layout, but it definitely isn’t a bare bone. The Touring is the second highest trim level in the offer, so it’s not wondering that comes with a pretty long list of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are 20-inch wheels, new 9-speed transmission, ambient lighting, parking sensors, 10-speaker audio system, driver memory settings etc
Note that this is the list for the current 2018-year model and that the new 2020 Pilot will probably come with a bunch of additions for each trim level.
2020 Honda Pilot PLUG-IN HYBRID
One of the biggest novelties for 2020 Honda Pilot will be a new plug-in hybrid version. The new electrified system is pretty much the same as in new Accord. The new 2020 Honda Pilot Hybrid will probably feature slightly lower numbers, but pretty close to the sedan’s figures.
2020 HONDA PILOT RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
2020 Honda Pilot is expected to hit the market late in 2018, or early in 2019. The more likely option is that Honda will release its SUV on the later date one year from now. The vehicle is expected to be sold as 2020 MY although you shouldn’t be surprised if they choose to brand it as 2019 MY.
The entry-level FWD 2018 Honda Pilot LX comes at MSRP of $32,000. Touring versions starts at $44,800, but with the addition of Honda Sensing System, it rises to $45,845. At the top of the range, you have Pilot Elite which is priced at $48,445.