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http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/13/detroit...ototype-appear/

yuck

i think this classifies as 'half assed'

those lambdas are a smiling.....

is honda rebadging isuzus again?

nice cheap dashboard. that shifter is so.....well placed.

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Dull...dull..dull. Hideous front end detailing.

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It is a vast improvement over the current Pilot, although that is not saying much. For a company that makes decent looking cars (Civic, some of the Acura line up), its truck line up looks like it has been beaten by an Ugly Bush, forget the stick. I've always thought their trucks made Toyota's look glamorous.

It looks like the truck market is going to get more interesting very soon. I hope GM has a doozer in the wings for a Equinox replacement. :rolleyes:

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I like it except for the bizarre headlights and the angle of the shifter, which seems to be at an unnatural horizontal angle for smooth operation. The quarter glass' beveled sheetmetal surround says "Jeep Liberty" to me.
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I'd consider this interior to be a definite downgrade from a Lambda, even if just in terms of styling. That front end is atrocious, too.

Honda is capable of making good-looking cars (new Accord, S2000, Civic coupe, Acuras), but their SUVs look bizarre at best.

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I like this better than the platypus-like CR-V, the smaller Honda SUV also has a totally incongruous side window line in relation to the roof shape... I've said that from when we first saw it, yet... it has gone on to become the best-selling SUV on the market here in The States.
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we make fun of the tundra being a 'turd' but i think that this thing is as justified to bear the turd label. i haven't seen an effort this half assed from kia even, lately.

-edit-

sad thing is, the intelligentsia will line up with eager checkbooks for this half baked trash.

-second edit-

why i am baking this is the exterior is way to conservative and upright, even if its inoffensive. the biggest transgression is the brutally bad interior.

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What's wierd with this design is there is no effort at maintaining any family resembalance with the CR-V...only the badging relates the two.

as bad as this is, we should all be very thankful its not a larger CRV clone.

this must be hondas new strategy. make the acuras somewhat attractive, so folks will pay 40% more for the same car, because the honda version is so ugly.

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The back looks like the new Chrysler minivans, the rest looks like every other bland SUV on the road.

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It's really not that bad.. it's just... completely devoid of excitement. Especially the exterior... The interior is different. Sort of odd and minivan like. I do like the center stack and how the lines mimic the NAV screen all the way down. I don't like the cutout for the screen, though, its competely random.

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I at least like they're putting dark blue leather in a car. I like blue interiors.

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What would happen if you bred the Acura MDX and the Nissan Cube?

The new Honda Pilot.

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WTF? That is the most hideous front end I've ever seen. The thing looks like a Nissan X Trail or a larger Escape from the side and the interior is brutal.

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Other than the insane number of buttons (almost as bad as the MDX) the interior doesn't look bad at all. The exterior just needs some less odd headlights.

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the headlights are...interesting, but look very weird with the rest of the front.

the shifter, like a column shifter, but moving into the dash, trying to be a console shifter. *It's Alive!*

too many button looking dots on the center column.

the side profile looks Escapish.

the seat color is actually kinda cool, but good, i don't know...

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Those headlights make it look retarded. Looks like a tall Scion xB from the back.

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I don't think the Lambdas have much to worry about...

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Oh dear, thickest B-Pillar ever! Axe it!

Not a bad design for the interior. The exterior is better, but I'm not a fan. Rear is okay with some strange lines mixed in, the side looks kind of bubbly/cartoonish to me, and the face is creepy.

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It looks like it's stoned.

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It looks like it's stoned.

:rotflmao: That's perfect!

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It looks like it's stoned.

:yes::lol:

It's so true it's almost not funny....

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:blink:

Is this what Honda means by "sexy" ?!?!?!?!

Comments:

1) Did Honda source this thing from China?

2) Since when did Honda enter into a partnership with Playskool for their exterior styling and interior materials?

3) It looks like a Hummer humped a Jeep and had a kid with downs...

4) Seriously, is Honda sitting back and laughing at how dumb and tasteless americans are now or what?!?!?

5) Every soccer mom in america will suck this $h! up though

6) It'll sell on reputation with Honda marketing claiming it as "technological and sophisticated" to squeak by, just like they did with the Ridgeline... Civic... And Accord.

7) I see a lot of the ODDyssey in the rear especially, not really a good thing if they're looking to extend their buyer base.

8) I can't wait to see what the el cheapo version; you know, the one with gray cladding and steel wheels that somehow never gets tested by the rags, looks like if this is the top of the line version.

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It's no doubt those headlights are goofy as hell. But this is just a concept, not even a prototype. It's gong to look quite a bit better in production form. Honda is obviously going with a Land Rover type look. Will it pay off? Who knows.

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