Honda has published a teaser sketch with the 2016 Pilot set to premiere at the Chicago Auto Show.

Honda has published a teaser sketch with the 2016 Pilot set to premiere at the Chicago Auto Show.

The Pilot is about to receive a third generation and according to Honda it's going to be a "completely reengineered and redesigned" model capable of seating up to eight people. The attached teaser pic doesn't reveal much but it appears the new Pilot will have a more attractive design compared to the outgoing model's rather bland appearance.

Other details are scare at the moment but Honda promises a "dramatic shift in design" for the new Pilot which has been developed by Honda R&D Americas in Los Angeles and Ohio. It will be manufactured just like the outgoing model in Lincoln, Alabama and is set to go on sale this summer.

From what we heard so far, there's going to be a V6 3.5-liter direct-injection engine with the latest array of Earth Dreams technologies and an estimated output of 310 bhp (231 kW).

The all-new Pilot will debut on February 12 at the Chicago Auto Show where Honda will also provide preliminary details about the new Ridgeline.

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2016 Honda Pilot teased ahead of Chicago Auto Show debut