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MARKHAM, ON (September 19, 2016) – Honda Canada Inc., announced today that the Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 500 side-by-sides have received significant new features for 2017. Honda’s midsize and entry side-by-side vehicles are already big hits with our customers, they now offer additional options that will make them even more appealing. Two new feature-laden deluxe models have been added to the Pioneer 700 lineup, while the ever popular entry-level Pioneer 500 side-by-side gets a new automatic shifting mode along with some other desirable upgrades.

“We know that customers of side-by-side vehicles place a high priority on features, and with the updates we’ve made to both the Pioneer 700 and 500, we anticipate these models to be even more popular,” said James Marchand, Assistant Vice President, Motorcycle, ATV & Power Equipment at Honda Canada. “Now both of these models will provide drivers the option of shifting manually or relying on the automatic transmission, and the new Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe models bring even more exciting options to the midsize class of side-by-sides.”

Honda Pioneer 700

Already a popular model in the growing midsize side-by-side category, the Pioneer 700 gets even better for 2017, the lineup now includes two new deluxe models for 2017, the Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 700-4. These Deluxe versions boast features like aluminum wheels, electric power steering and painted suspension springs. In addition, the Deluxe models each tout a fully automatic transmission with a manual mode that can be activated via a new dash-mounted toggle switch; use the steering-column-mounted paddle shifters to change gears while in manual mode, or to override shift points on the fly while in automatic mode. Both deluxe models also get painted plastic for a bright, durable finish, while all Pioneer 700s will receive a new bumper, fascia and new graphics. Both 700-4 versions still boast the industry’s first QuickFlipTM seating design, which allows the two rear seats to fold into the bed so that owners can select between two-, three- or four-seat configurations. A comfortable, reliable and versatile machine, this workhorse can also be dressed up, modified and personalized by choosing from the full line of Honda Genuine or Honda Signature Accessories.


  • Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe: Honda Phantom Camo®, Silver Metallic o Pioneer 700-4: Red
  • Pioneer 700 Deluxe: Honda Phantom Camo, Blue
  • Pioneer 700 Red

Availability: Fall 2016

Honda Pioneer 500

Honda’s popular entry side-by-side gets even better for 2017, the Pioneer 500 now boasts a new transmission mode that can change between fully automatic and manual-electric-shift modes via a new toggle switch. For simple driving, owners can just push the accelerator and go. For more control, the steering-column-mounted paddles can be used to shift manually, or to override automatic shift points on the fly. Also new for 2017 are dual-rate suspension springs, providing a plush ride while still being resistant to bottoming. As always, the compact Pioneer 500’s narrow width lets customers transport it in a full-size pickup-truck bed as well as ride it on recreational trails that have width restrictions. From longtime off-road enthusiasts to new side-by-side drivers, the Pioneer 500 is an instant favorite for work or recreation.

Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Green

Availability: Fall 2016


Honda Canada Inc. was established in 1969 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in Canada. The Honda Canada Motorcycle Division is responsible for sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda Canada powersports products, please visit: motorcycle.honda.ca. (All information subject to change without notice.) Pricing and availability to be announced through the Honda Canada website.