The first fully revealing images with the 2016 Honda Pilot have surfaced prior to an official debut set for later today at Chicago Auto Show.

The first fully revealing images with the 2016 Honda Pilot have surfaced prior to an official debut set for later today at Chicago Auto Show.

Now in its third generation, the Pilot mid-size crossover has received a major makeover which makes it look more refined compared to the outgoing model's rather bulky and utilitarian design. The front fascia seems to draw its inspiration from the smaller CR-V but with a larger chromed grille which connects the headlights through the thick upper bar. The fog lights sit very low and are considerably smaller compared to those fitted on the current model.

The side profile shows a slightly sloping roofline and it appears the rear doors are longer which indicates the model has increased in size. The rear end is significantly different and adopts boomerang LED taillights, a roof spoiler and a more curved window.

As far as the interior cabin is concerned, it looks a lot more upscale than on the second-gen Pilot and adopts a redesigned steering wheel packed with buttons, along with a generously-sized touchscreen display part of the infotainment system flanked by the air vents. Also noticeable are the glossy black accents, two sunroofs, Blu-ray player, USB connectivity, power outlet on the center dash while the rear seats seem to offer decent amount of legroom.

Technical specifications are not available at this point but Honda has previously said the 2016 Pilot has been "completely reengineered and redesigned" and will be able to carry up to eight people. The model has been developed by Honda R&D Americas in Los Angeles and Ohio, with production set to take place just like now in Lincoln, Alabama.

Check back later today for full details.

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