The redesign of the 2021 Honda Pilot will delay its release date. However, we are patient, because we know the exterior and interior changes will be worth waiting. Furthermore, the new Pilot could bring a new engine. A Honda Pilot with plug-in hybrid drivetrain is more likely than ever. A 3.5-liter V6 remains the main option for all trim levels. Touring model is top of the range offer, while the SUV is introducing new models.
2021 Honda Pilot Redesign
The interior of the 2021 Honda Pilot suffers the most changes. Of course, the SUV remains a three-row model with seating capacity for eight persons. An abovementioned Touring trim is going to offer seven seats with captain’s chairs in the middle row. Designers are revisiting the dashboard and bring more accessories for the flagship model. The exterior is not taking too many modifications as we would like to see since the last facelift was for the 2019 model year.
A 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. Besides the gearbox, buyers can also choose between two- and all-wheel drive. Starting next season, the choice will be expanded on the drivetrain type. After many speculations, the 2021 Honda Pilot hybrid is coming. This is the company’s response to the new Ford Explorer PHEV. Honda will also implement the plug-in hybrid technology. Expect the new Pilot PHEV to run at least 25 miles by using the electric motor and its pure power.
When Will 2021 Honda Pilot Be Available?
By the end of the next season, the new 2021 Pilot will be on the market. We will see how many changes designers will manage to implement. Expectations are high, but the Japanese carmaker made us spoiled about their new arrivals. Interior changes will overhaul the cabin, and the new PHEV system will bring better fuel economy and total output. So, everything about the new Pilot is on another level.