The new Pilot has arrived, bringing together uncompromising design and convenient new features. With its advanced technology, 2 Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel Drive system and Honda Sensing® now available in the Touring grade, the modern family SUV is reaching new heights.
The Honda Pilot has always been one of the best three-row crossovers, indeed almost a ‘can’t-go-wrong’ option where its combination of a roomy, well-appointed interior, strong engine, and pleasant handling made it appealing to families. The latest model has made this option even stronger!
The Pilot rides softly, and the kilometres pass by in comfort. Its steering is light and crisp with precise self-centring, making it quite pleasant, enjoyable even, to drive down a twisty road, or a narrow street in traffic. It has more than seven inches (18.5 cm) of ground clearance which help it handle rough roads and sandy beaches just fine. In fact, with its Intelligent Traction Management, the Pilot can tackle any terrain in Qatar, even thick sand.
The Pilot has a great engine; power comes on instantly and smoothly, no ‘turbo-lag’ here! It has power whenever you need it and smooth powerful braking to match.
All Pilots now come standard with an 8-inch Display Audio system. The new infotainment interface looks sharp, is incredibly responsive and delivers wonderful sound. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices are also included, and a good feature is the return of a physical volume knob. In the age of touchscreens, Honda recognised that many people like a physical volume knob when driving; it’s a simple thing but it makes driving less stressful and that’s a big thing …
Another stress-reducing feature is the remote engine start that lets you start the engine from a distance, enabling the climate control system to regulate cabin temperature to ensure maximum comfort before you get in. And when you walk away, it locks itself.
Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate allows you to load and unload cargo with the remote key fob in your pocket or handbag. Simply kick under the rear bumper and the tailgate opens without the need to use your hands. The updates to the latest Honda Pilot make a popular three-row SUV even better. Now with sleek good looks both inside and out, an improved technology menu and smoother driving, the Pilot is among the most complete competitors in the segment today. With the Pilot, the modern family SUV is reaching new heights. The new exterior is designed to turn heads, matched by an interior that’s totally at home in the digital age.
ENGINE 3.5 litre V6 24-valve SOHC iVTEC + VCM
MAX POWER 280 hp (209kW) @ 6,000 rpm
MAX TORQUE 355 Nm (262 lb-ft) @ 4,700 rpm
TRANSMISSION Nine-speed automatic; 4WD (four-wheel drive) or 2WD
EXTERIOR The updated styling is both rugged and refined that represents the modern family SUV; the front grille is black and bold on top models, with aggressive chrome accents on others; LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) standard in all grades; 18 or 20-inch alloy wheels look great
INTERIOR The Pilot is spacious and practical with family-friendly options such as DVD entertainment system; two USB outlets, two 12-volt outlets and wireless charging pad upfront; another two USB ports, as well as household plug located on back of the centre console; eight seats in three rows; easy-to-use climate controls; bright, clearly marked dials and gauges, and lots of cupholders; high seating position makes for a commanding view of the road, while large windows and thin roof pillars give best-in-class visibility; a cavernous cargo area and lots of useful storage spaces
SAFETY/SECURITY ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Traction Control System, Brake Assist, Traction Management takes care of all terrains, including thick sand; now with Honda Sensing providing forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist; adaptive cruise control; blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert; famous Honda extra-strong ACE body structure
Doha Marketing Services Company WLL (DOMASCO) is the official Honda dealer and distributor in Qatar. Call 8008 123 or visit honda-mideast.com or domasco.com for more information about the new Honda Pilot.
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