Honda Motor Co. will show off a prototype of the
next-generation Pilot sport utility vehicle at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit next month, the Japanese
automaker said Wednesday.
Honda said the new Pilot is sleek and futuristic-looking and will
have advanced safety and fuel efficiency technology.
Details about the technology and other features will be released
during the auto show's media previews, said Honda spokesman Chris
Martin. The previews run from Jan. 13-15.
Martin said the new version will have the same functionality as
the current vehicle, which seats eight and has medium-duty off-road
and all-weather capability.
``We'll basically be sticking true to what the current product
does,'' he said.
The current boxy-looking Pilot made its debut in June 2002 as a
2003 model. The base price for the two-wheel-drive model currently