The new generation of Honda Pilot is now available in Colombia. This large SUV is available in EXL and Elite versions, both with a V6 engine and AWD traction option.
One of the most iconic SUVs Honda is the pilot and its fourth generation is now available in Colombia. It is the brand’s largest truck in the country and its features put it on a par with well-known family vehicles such as the Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9 or Subaru Evoltis, to name just a few examples.
It all starts with a new style for the body, which, although it does not opt for risky shapes, follows the line of the brand’s latest releases. In addition, details such as the radiator grille, the hood, the shape of the headlights and stops and even the C-pillar make it more robust and attractive than its predecessor.
This configures a truck from 5.09 meters long, 1.99 meters wide, 1.80 meters high and its wheelbase is 2.89 meters. With three rows of seats, the initial trunk capacity is 341 liters. However, when the third bench seat is folded down, it expands to 1,305 liters 2,135 liters if we also fold down the second row.
Two versions were provided for Colombia: EXL 2WD and Elite AWD. The differences lie in details such as the wheels (18 or 20 inches) and the presence of luxury elements in the most equipped model. For example, two chrome tailpipes, a sunroof and extended headlight functions.
Spacious and very functional
As with its predecessor, practicality and versatility remain key aspects. But the cabin has a more modern design and feels more spacious. We also find several spaces for storing items, more elegant ventilation slots and a greater inclination of the chairs.
Honda configures the pilot for Colombia with soft-touch materials and details made of brushed aluminum and Piano black. Finally, the shifter was replaced with a button selector and we found one Nine-inch multimedia center with CabinTalk system.
As far as the seats are concerned, both versions fit eight passengers in three rows of seats. However, in the elite version there is one removable and foldable middle seat in the second row, with three usage positions. This allows for a temporary configuration of seven positions.
Not only is it an additional third seat, but it can also be folded into an armrest (with a corresponding cup holder). Alternatively, it can also be completely removed, making access to the third row easier. In this case you can Store under the trunk floor a feature adopted from the Odyssey minivan.
The equipment of the fourth generation of this SUV is rounded off by numerous comfort and technical functions to pamper all passengers, even on long journeys. Although there are some key differences between the two versions available, let’s remember that they are called EXL 2WD and Elite AWD.
In both cases there is LED lighting (lights, brake lights and Explorer), remote ignition, light and rain sensors, keyless entry, power tailgate, folding mirrors, push button start, three-zone climate control with rear vents, TFT information panel 10.2 “, nine-speaker -Sound, wireless charging and connectivity for Android/iOS phones, leather upholstery, heated power front seats and driver reminders, among others.
For the AWD version, elements such as heated steering wheel, sound Bose Premium with 12 speakers, exclusive design cushions with perforated leather, ventilation function in the front seats and heating in the outer seats of the second row as well as expanded interior ambient lighting functions and a Head-Up Display four inches.
Honda No savings were made on security elements either pilot In Colombia. Both variants come with eight airbags, ABS system with EBD, stability control, hill start and descent assist, driver attention monitor, tire pressure sensor, rear seat reminder, camera with parking sensors and 360° view.
There is also a package of extended driving functions Honda Sensing It consists of forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with traffic following function, forward collision mitigation, road maintenance assist with steering intervention, automatic high beams, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
Of course, we still find something traditional under the hood atmospheric V6 engine. The Japanese company has tweaked its design to make it more reliable and efficient, but it’s still 3.5 liters. Her 285 hp Power at 6,100 rpm and 355 Nm Torque at 4,700 rpm are supported by a new Ten-speed automatic transmission.
However, its platform is completely new, with changes that make it lighter and stiffer. In addition, the track was widened and the suspension was modified to provide a more stable and comfortable ride. There are five programs for the driving modes: Normal, Sport, Econ, Snow and Towing.
For version Elite all-wheel drive There is all-wheel drive with variable and intelligent torque management (i-VTM4) second generation. This adds driving modes Arena and trocha to optimize performance on other surfaces.
There is no doubt that with all these new developments the Honda Pilot will continue to be one of the main options in its segment in Colombia. The fourth generation brings with it an important level of development that brings it to the level of its most current competitors and is offered in three colors: Modern Steel, Platinum White and Lunar Silver.
Prices for new Honda Pilot 2023 in Colombia (August 2023):
- 2023 Pilot EXL 2WD: $284,990,000
- 2023 Pilot Elite AWD: $316,990,000
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