Thanks to the depreciating dollar and the SUV-hungry Russian and Ukrainian buyers, the Honda Pilot will be available for the first time in Europe in these countries. According to Honda, who saw its Russian sales grow to 38,630 units in 2007 (145.7% increase over the previous period), the country shows the highest penetration of SUV across Europe, especially for large SUVs with V6 engines.
The second generation Pilot model that was unveiled a couple of weeks ago in the North America, is built in Honda’s Lincoln facility in Alabama. The eight-seater SUV is available with a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 253 Hp combined with a 5-speed automatic gearbox and Honda’s VTM-4 on demand four wheel drive system. -Continued