Still Under Wraps: 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport Makes Public Debut at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Unique Off-Road Adventure Wrap

  • All-new Pilot TrailSport is the most rugged Honda SUV ever
  • Highly anticipated 3-row SUV wears special Rebelle Rally wrap for first public appearance ahead of full reveal
  • SZA, Flume and Kacey Musgraves headline 2022 Honda Stage at Austin City Limits as part of Honda’s long-standing ACL Fest partnership
  • The Future X will close out 2022 Honda Civic Tour, live on Honda Stage at ACL

The rugged 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport, the most adventure-ready, off-road capable Honda SUV ever, will make its first public appearance this weekend to the delight of music fans at the 2022 Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Fest). Wearing a special wrap that celebrates the ruggedness of the all-new Pilot TrailSport, the highly anticipated 3-row SUV will join an exceptional lineup of artists performing on the Honda Stage throughout ACL’s two festival weekends, Oct. 7-9 and 14-16, ahead of its full reveal later this year.      

Tested on challenging terrain all over the country, the all-new 2023 Pilot TrailSport comes standard with a number of rugged features, including all-terrain tires, steel skid plates, raised off-road tuned suspension, expanded all-wheel drive system capabilities, a full-size spare, and front and rear recovery points. More information about the 2023 Honda Pilot TrailSport can be found here.

The special wrap applied to the Pilot TrailSport, inspired by pixel art, celebrates the SUV’s competition debut at the 2022 Rebelle Rally, an extremely challenging eight-day all-women off-road navigation event. This is the fourth year Honda is participating in America’s longest off-road rally, which begins at Nevada’s Lake Tahoe and finishes more than 1,500 miles later at the Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California.

Honda at ACL 2022: Exciting Performances and Fan-Favorite Civic Tour
Honda returns to the Austin City Limits Music Festival ( with an exceptional lineup of artists performing on the Honda Stage, including headliners SZA, Flume and Kacey Musgraves. In a first for Honda, the automaker is converging its fan-favorite Civic Tour with the brand’s 13-year ACL festival partnership. The Honda Civic Tour will close out its seven-city tour on the Honda Stage at ACL where 2022 Civic Tour headliner, The Future X, will perform for tens of thousands of fans, marking the pop group’s first-ever U.S. festival performance.

The 2022 Honda Civic Tour has been making its way across the U.S. since July with an all-new format, featuring a combination of live, in-person events and exclusive TikTok content, headlined by the buzzworthy new pop group, The Future X. Details on the 2022 Honda Civic Tour can be found here.

ACL festivalgoers who visit the “Honda Watering Hole” can enter for a chance to win the all-new 2023 Honda HR-V or score access to the Honda Summit Club VIP Hospitality space beside the ACL Honda Stage.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2021 Automotive Trends Report. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight, and, in the future, Civic Hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.  

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook

About Austin City Limits Music Festival
Launched in 2002 and inspired by the long-running PBS show, Austin City Limits, The Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown into a two-weekend experience, featuring over 110 world-renowned and up-and-coming acts on 8 stages in Austin's crown jewel Zilker Park. The festival, now among the largest and most recognized in the country, hosts 75,000 music lovers per day from Austin and around the globe. Its diverse lineup spans pop, rock, folk, alt-country, blues, gospel, R&B and EDM.

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