DETROIT -- American Honda Motor Co. plans to reveal a prototype of the next-generation Pilot mid-sized crossover at the Detroit auto show next month.
The prototype Pilot will feature a redesign, emphasizing clever interior packaging, as well as safety, fuel efficiency and convenience technologies, according to a press release.
Honda assembles the Pilot at its Lincoln, Ala., plant. Through November, the automaker produced 110,181 Pilots in Alabama, up from 80,824 made there during the same period of 2006. But overall Pilot production in North America is down by about 33,000 vehicles this year compared with 2006 because Honda ended production of the vehicle in Alliston, Ontario.
In another Detroit show announcement, Honda said it will display the FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell sedan and the CR-Z lightweight gasoline-electric hybrid sports car concept.