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2016 Honda Pilot Debut Set for Chicago Auto Show

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2016 Honda Pilot debuting in Chicago

A teaser image of the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot

Yesterday we reported that the all-new Honda HR-V’s spring launch would be followed by the release of the redesigned Pilot SUV this summer, then later in 2015 by the release of the new Ridgeline pickup. Today it was announced that the official 2016 Honda Pilot debut will take place on February 12th at 9:30 am at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

The eight-passenger Pilot’s world premiere will, according to Honda, introduce “new technology, advanced safety, class-leading fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility” to the three-row SUV segment. The Japanese automaker is also promising a dramatic redesign for the 2016 model, which is partially visible in the new teaser photo above.

While presenting in Chicago, Honda will also “reveal details and styling direction” of its upcoming Ridgeline. So far, all we’ve seen of the redesigned pickup is a teaser photo that reveals a dramatically different truck bed.

Next-Gen Honda Ridgeline

The next-gen Honda Ridgeline, which loses the current model’s funky pickup bed

“Honda continues to fortify its light-truck lineup in 2015, this time turning our eye to the fast-growing family SUV segment,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division’s senior vice president and general manager. “The new Pilot will raise the bar in a segment it helped to create, with more innovation, style, premium features and family utility than ever before.”