Doha Marketing Services Company W.L.L. (DOMASCO) announced the launch of the 2019 Honda Pilot at a press conference in Doha today. The new Pilot has arrived, bringing together uncompromising design and convenient new features. With its advanced technology, 2 Wheel-Drive and an All-Wheel Drive system and Honda Sensing® now available in the touring grade, the modern family SUV is reaching new heights. The more aggressively styled exterior is designed to turn heads, matched by an interior that is totally at home in the digital age.
Faisal Sharif, Managing Director DOMASCO said ‘The third generation Honda Pilot has been well received in the Qatar market since its launch. The 2019 Pilot with its rugged & refined look, sophisticated interior advanced technology and features is sure to set a new standard of comfort and quality to SUV driving. We are sure that this ‘ultimate Family Adventure vehicle’ will perform very well in Qatar.
The updated exterior styling is both rugged and refined and shows the redesigned modern family SUV. The front is designed with a bold front grille, with aggressive chrome accents that feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) standard in all grades.
The redesigned grille features a bold interpretation of the Honda “flying wing” grille design, with its chrome band extending above the headlights. The front bumper now incorporates larger fog light housings, fully integrated into the bumper, giving a more aggressive look.
The rear receives new taillights with amber turn signals and LED reversing lights. A chrome strip on the rocker extends along the side of the vehicle, wrapping around the rear bumper, highlighting the lower bumper’s skid-type design. Wheels are more ruggedly styled, with 18-inch designs on LX, EX and EX-L, and an aggressive new 20-inch design on Touring grade.
Sophisticated and advanced, the interior of the Pilot is designed for today. Digital instruments are highly functional and easy to use, such as the innovative 8-inch Display Audio with touch-screen and
the latest generation Rear Entertainment System (RES) with 115-volt power outlet and a HDMI Interface.
Thanks to the new Pilot’s ergonomic design, roomy interior and exceptional build quality, you cannot only see the space, but feel it too. There’s as much luggage and legroom as you could wish for, and the flexible passenger compartment and third-row seating gives you the freedom to spontaneously
change plans, as you wish. The Pilot is fully updated with cutting-edge technology such as 8-inch touch-screen display audio with advanced navigation system, USB interface and wireless mobile charger.
Ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch display swings down, allowing for easy viewing with low glare and better second- and third-row viewing. Audio can be played via the speaker system, or through a pair of included wireless headphones for silent viewing. With tri-zone automatic climate control, third-row passengers can enjoy separate air conditioning and heated seats for traveling in style and comfort.
Comfort and convenience
A new feature in the all-new Pilot is the Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, which allows you to load and unload cargo with the remote key fob in their pocket or handbag. The driver simply has to activate the sensor with their foot under a designated area of the rear bumper. The tailgate then opens without the owner needing to use their hands. The Pilot has the Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, which keeps the passengers comfortable with temperatures that can be controlled independently suiting each need. It also has heated and ventilated seats that helps customers stay warm and comfortable during winter and cool throughout summer. With 109 cubic feet of cargo volume available on the new pilot with the second row and the third row folded down, the spacious cargo area offers plenty of room for all cargo sizes. The Camera shows a clear view of any potential obstacles or vehicles whilst reversing. The Wireless Phone Charger in the front console provides a hassle-free charging zone that is easy to access and use. Another great family friendly feature is the one- touch button on the second row for ingress & egress to the third row, which makes it easy even for children to operate.
Performance and Safety
Powering the 2019 Pilot is a 3.5-litre direct injected i-VTEC® 24-valve SOHC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™). This engine is mated 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT) producing 280hp @ 6000rpm and a torque of 355Nm @ 4700rpm.
With an intelligent traction system in the new Pilot, you can now take it in all types of terrain from road to mud to sand.
Honda Sensing® is an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that offers greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, providing warnings to the driver and, under certain conditions, aiding the driver in avoiding or mitigating the severity of a collision.
Honda Sensing® features include the following
Blind Spot Information System
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Collision Mitigation Braking
Road Departure Mitigation System
Lane Keeping Assist System™ (LKAS)™
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
The 2019 Pilot is available at the Honda showroom located at Khalifa Street near National mosque and TV intersection.