2016 Honda Pilot, Acura RDX Bound for 2015 Chicago Auto Show | Edmunds

2016 Honda Pilot, Acura RDX Bound for 2015 Chicago Auto Show


TORRANCE, California — The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot SUV and 2016 Acura RDX SUV will take center stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The two will debut on February 12.

Honda said it will also reveal the "styling direction" of the next-generation Honda Ridgeline pickup truck at the Chicago auto show.

The 2016 Pilot will arrive at Honda dealerships this summer, while the 2016 RDX is expected to debut at Acura dealerships at the same time. Honda has not revealed the timetable for the showroom debut of the Ridgeline.

The new Pilot, which has been completely re-engineered and redesigned, "represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility and dynamics currently unavailable in the mainstream SUV segment," said American Honda in a statement on Wednesday.

A teaser image of the 2016 Pilot shows the silhouette of a sleeker-looking SUV.

Honda said the eight-passenger Pilot will feature advanced safety and class-leading fuel economy.

Pricing and technical specifications were not disclosed for either vehicle.

Key Pilot competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner.

Honda said the redesigned RDX will feature "fresh exterior and interior design elements," along with "important improvements to performance, dynamics, comfort and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness)."

Key RDX rivals include the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350.

The Honda Ridgeline tangles with the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers will be paying attention as Honda rolls out two of its most important vehicles in the Windy City and provides a blueprint for the next Ridgeline.

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