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New Honda Pilot Makes Global Debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show


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CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – Honda introduced a completely reengineered and redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.  The new, third generation Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new technologies and versatility.

“From top to bottom we’ve advanced every aspect of the new Pilot in order to appeal to the diverse needs of buyers,” said Marc Ernst, chief engineer and project manager for Honda. “I guess you could say we were thinking outside the box.”

The all-new, eight-passenger Pilot SUV, completely designed and manufactured in America, features new technology, advanced safety, class-leading fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility with the added 3.5 inches in vehicle length.   

The Pilot SUV is part of a new lineup that will include the Honda CR-V and the Honda HR-V crossover.  The new Pilot SUV is expected to hit dealerships in summer 2015.

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit The manufacturer press conferences are also available at For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2015 public show will be February 14-22. For more information, visit or

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs

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