Honda has unveiled the 2016 Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show.

Honda has unveiled the 2016 Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show.

Set to go on sale this summer, the redesigned model has a slightly anonymous exterior with a three-bar grille that is flanked by angular headlights. Moving further back, we can see a gently sloping roof, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and distinctive taillights.

Honda was coy on detailed specifications but confirmed the model is 3.5 inches longer than its predecessor. The company also confirmed higher-end variants can be equipped with LED headlights, LED daytime running, a panoramic glass roof and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Moving on to the interior, drivers will find themselves surrounded by higher quality materials and additional soft touch plastics. Honda was coy on equipment details but stated the Pilot will have LED map lights, a larger center console and a Display Audio system with an 8-inch display.

Options include heated / ventilated front seats, heated second row seats and a heated steering wheel. Customers can also order second row captain's chairs and a rear entertainment system with a 9-inch display.

Power is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with cylinder deactivation technology. It can be connected to either a six-speed automatic transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission on higher-end variants. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is optional.

Honda declined to say how much the engine produces but the automaker confirmed the model is 300 lbs lighter than its predecessor.

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