Honda is certainly planning a mid-cycle refresh for its common Pilot. The camouflaged SUV has been spotted earlier this calendar year, so we know that the refreshed edition will arrive quickly, most possible just before the finish of the calendar year. We also hinted that the Japanese automaker may well incorporate a hybrid or even a plug-in hybrid powertrain under the hood when the current vehicle comes. According to Motor1, this is definitely going on. Moreover, they have managed to capture a prototype for which they declare to be the 2019 Honda Pilot PHEV.
We are not so sure which detail provides away the PHEV engineering there, but we do imagine that a plug-in hybrid drivetrain will be one particular of the accessible options beneath the hood. Perhaps the camouflaged place on the front remaining fender is basically the charging issue of the PHEV? In any situation, as we have announced previously this 12 months, the 2019 Pilot PHEV will probably host pretty a great deal the exact method as the Accord Hybrid. The set up combines an effective 2.-liter Atkinson-cycle motor and an electric motor for a total output of 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. All the electrical power will be sent to the entrance wheels devoid of a transmission. Just like the well known mid-size sedan, the SUV will also have three travel modes: Hybrid Drive, Motor Generate, and EV Drive.
New Spy Photographs:2019 Honda Pilot PHEV
The normal 2019 Honda Pilot will keep on to use the common 3.5-liter V6 motor. The incredible mill will be coupled with Variable Cylinder Management and will pump out 280 horsepower and 262 pound-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a regular 6-pace automated transmission, though the additional highly-priced types like the Touring and Elite will be paired with a smoother 9-speed vehicle gearbox. Of study course, AWD will be obtainable across the variety.
Each the frequent SUV and the 2019 Honda Pilot PHEV will be launched late this 12 months, most possible at the 2018 Los Angeles Car Present. The sale, nevertheless, will not start off prior to early 2019.