Prototype Honda Pilot To Be Unveiled at North American International Auto Show



    TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - A prototype of the next-generation Honda Pilot
will be unveiled next month at the 2008 North American International Auto Show
in Detroit. The Prototype Honda Pilot will convey design features of the more
boldly-styled, next-generation Pilot and will emphasize sport-utility styling,
clever interior packaging and advanced technologies for safety, fuel
efficiency and convenience.
    The current-generation Pilot offers versatile eight-passenger seating and
all-weather, medium-duty off-road capabilities while earning a distinctive
reputation in the intermediate SUV class for its refined handling and ride
comfort. Among its numerous accolades, the Honda Pilot has earned Car and
Driver magazine's prestigious "5Best Truck" award the past six consecutive
years (2002 through to 2007).
    Additional Honda vehicles to be on display at NAIAS include the new FCX
Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, introduced last month at the 2007 Los
Angeles Auto Show, and the CR-Z concept car, introduced at the Tokyo Motor
Show in October. CR-Z is a next-generation lightweight sports car concept
equipped with Honda's original gasoline-electric hybrid system.

    Honda is the world's preeminent maker of engines for automobiles,
motorcycles and power equipment. With 130 manufacturing facilities in 29
countries worldwide, Honda now attracts nearly 20 million customers annually.
Honda Canada manufactures the Honda Ridgeline and Civic, and the Acura CSX and
MDX at its two plants in Alliston, Ontario. A new, third plant in Alliston,
with the capacity to produce up to 200,000 efficient 4-cylinder engines
annually, is scheduled to open in 2008.

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