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2023 Honda Pilot Drops Heavy Camouflage In New Spy Photos

motor1.com logo motor1.com 23/06/2022 Christopher Smith

2023 Honda Pilot Front View Spy Photo © Motor1.com Copyright 2023 Honda Pilot Front View Spy Photo

Expect a chunkier Pilot with rugged features similar to the Ridgeline.

We haven't seen much of the next Honda Pilot. The last sighting involved a prototype still covered in heavy black coverings. Now, our spy team caught a test vehicle cruising down the highway with just a camo wrap, giving us our best look thus far at the next-generation model.

The major takeaway is that Honda will inject its popular SUV with a bit more aggression. The camo wrap still hides many details, but it's impossible to miss the larger grille with a mesh motif. The bold look is similar to the direction Honda took with the current Ridgeline pickup truck, but that's not the only obvious change. The Pilot's entire front clip is taller, adopting a beefier style versus the sloped face of the current model. The headlights are slimmer and mounted up high, with vertically-oriented corner vents and small driving lamps visible down low.

Moving to the side, it appears the new Pilot will be quite similar to the current model with regard to its profile. The camo wrap does a good job of obscuring details, but a close look suggests the rising beltline with a slight up-kink on the rear glass will remain. The wheelbase does look a bit longer – rumors say the next-gen Pilot will ride on the automaker's new global light truck platform used by the current Acura MDX. At the rear, camouflage hides detail but we expect to see slim taillights and a completely new rear gate with symmetrical styling cues.

This is a breaking story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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Source: Automedia

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