Honda Cuts Odyssey, Pilot Production, Boosts Civic

Honda, concerned about a glut of Odyssey minivans and brand-new 2009 Pilots sitting on dealer lots, has elected to trim production of the larger vehicles in favor of increasing production of the new 2009 Civic. The drop will equate to about 10,000 units combined at the Lincoln, Alabama plant, and the resulting plant… » 7/22/08 9:20am 7/22/08 9:20am

Honda Pilot Loves the Accident Prone, Ballooning Nudists, Jetpack…

The three latest ads for the new 2009 Honda Pilot only reaffirm what Honda wants us to think about owners of Honda's square SUV. Honda Pilot owners are accustomed to encountering very strange individuals like the accident-prone blog-readers, Brat drivers, ballooning nudists and jetpack enthusiasts. These three ads use… » 5/27/08 10:20am 5/27/08 10:20am

2009 Honda Pilot Fleet Spotted Outside Detroit Area Marriott, We Offer…

That's the 2009 Honda Pilot. If it looks familiar to you, it should. That's because it basically looks basically unchanged from the 2009 Honda Pilot concept we saw at the Detroit Auto Show in January. This particular, umm, fleet, of Pilots was caught outside of a Detroit area Marriott Hotel by the good folks at Car… » 4/09/08 12:21pm 4/09/08 12:21pm

Whatever Happened To Predictability? The Milk Man, The Paperboy, The…

Our esteemed editor, Herr Wert, penned a piece for Popular Mechanics about the demise of the futuristic concept car and the rise of practically-production concepts like the Honda Pilot and Dodge Challenger, which will end up being nearly indistinguishable from their production versions. The good days of the … » 3/20/08 10:00am 3/20/08 10:00am

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Pilot Sketch Versus Reality

When we saw the 2009 Honda Pilot in person, we couldn't help but notice it looked conspicuously different from the Honda Pilot sketch released earlier by Honda. It's not news that sketches are often exaggerated versions of the production models (few production models end up with 40-inch rims, for instance). But the… » 1/21/08 12:00pm 1/21/08 12:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Pilot And Ford Explorer America Long Lost…

We've noticed that both the interesting 2009 Honda Pilot and controversial Ford Explorer America Concept look remarkably similar. Besides being silverish SUV concepts, both sport dopey looking fronts that make us wonder if these two concepts were actually separated at birth. A birth that came about after breeding… » 1/14/08 3:30pm 1/14/08 3:30pm

Detroit Auto Show: Honda Concept Pilot Drawing Revealed for Detroit

Honda released a sketch today of the next-generation Jeep Honda Pilot, which will make an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Look familiar? The thick pillars, grille angle, headlight shape and beefy fenders all are hallmarks of Jeep products, especially the Grand Cherokee and Patriot. Is it just us, or… » 12/12/07 10:30am 12/12/07 10:30am