In case you are wondering whether the latest reports about the 2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid make any sense at all, we can guarantee you that the electrified mid-size SUV is coming. It is still not sure what’s going to motivate the vehicle and when it’s going to become available.
2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid Gets A Two-Motor System
According to out guy from Honda, the 2019 Pilot Hybrid is coming before the end of the next year without any doubt. Surprisingly, the vehicle won’t share the powertrain with the Acura MDX. Instead, it’s going to host an all-new option. In contrast to MDX’s trio of motors, the 2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid will get one less. The carmaker wasn’t too specific about the system, yet he said it’s going to host a two-motor system and a gasoline engine. The system will reportedly be rated exactly as the Accord hybrid, which is 49/47 mpg city/highway. This sounds too good to be true, but let’s what and see what going to happen. One thing is sure: The Pilot won’t be the only vehicle from Honda with the new drivetrain. No, the manufacturer will add the system to the Odyssey as well. This way, the minivan will be able to compete with the Chrysler Pacifica.
Changes and Technologies
The 2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid won’t host just a new powertrain and nothing else. The carmaker will add some styling cues over here. The exterior should feature mostly cosmetic changes. Though, they are promising a two-row model which may also get the hybrid powertrain. As for the inside, it’s going to feature a far better technology and new materials. The technology boost refers to an updated infotainment system and new, larger touchscreen, as well as a totally new safety suit, which will include a range of useful options.
Estimated Price and Release Date
The automaker did not want to release any pricing information at the moment. Still, we know that the 2019 Honda Pilot Hybrid must cost more from the regular gasoline model. Some sources claim that the price should grow for $1,500, which is quite reasonable. If this happens, expect the starting price of exactly $33,000. Honda hasn’t set any precise release date so far, yet we think it’s going to arrive in late 2018, most likely at the next Tokyo Motor Show.