Honda Pilot Prototype

This isn't the production version of the 2009 Pilot. Rather, Honda describes it as a prototype of the next-gen SUV. Yet the actual vehicle is supposed to make its debut by spring, so it's hard to believe that much will change between now and then. Little information was released about the eight-passenger model. We know its V-6 will now use three-mode cylinder shutoff (six-, four-, and three-cylinder modes) to save fuel, the cabin is said to have more space in all three rows, and the body structure will use more high-strength steel than any other Honda to date. You can bet most of the more aggressive styling will be part of the production model.