The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck that will appear in the market as regular refreshment with a host of improvements over its previous version. As it was revealed recently in Japan, the car showed minor changes to its overall appearance and body design. But, taking a closer look, we have found that changes are more than minor. Interior of this car will also be rehashed to lend better aid to drivers and better comfort to passengers. If the Ridgeline is based on a new platform, you can expect lesser weight, better fuel economy, and a marked increase in performance that will put its rivals to shame.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Under the hood
Even though Honda has officially not stated what we might find in this department, we have solid information about its specifications that are most likely to be true. Under the bonnet of 2017 Honda Ridgeline, will find a V6 plus 3.5 L engine that is fitted to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and come in AWD. Being a pickup truck, having a hefty torque production is a must; so you will get twice as much torque as its horsepower, which are around 250. This torque capability lends exceptional towing capability due to which this model has earned fame across the world. Details regarding fuel efficiency will likely be revealed in few months.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Exterior and Interior
As a teaser the 2017 Honda Ridgeline showed a lot of potential to become one of the best pickup trucks in the future. There is a traditional theme to its overall visuals, robust fenders, and a spoiler integrated to its tailgate. This car is definitely aiming to become oust its rivals with superior sense of elegance matched with equal level of aggression. Moving to a new era, Honda understands how important it is to connect to new buyers; there comes the decision to increase aggression. Inside news states that 2016 version of Honda Pilot had a great deal acting as an inspiration.
Compared to what we know about the car’s exterior features, information about its inside still remains obscure. If our sources are correct, you may expect the 2017 Honda Ridgeline to boast of leather seats, a fully furnished decoration of soft materials, enhanced dashboard configuration and a large LCD screen displaying all the information a driver needs. This five-seater will have ample headroom and leg space, complimented by a new audio system that serves as its infotainment feature.
Some technology upgrades will likely be included in the form of advanced driving modes for different types of terrain, driving aids like satellite navigation, cruise control, ABS and other features that are offered as standard nowadays.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release Date
Since 2017 is still quite far away, it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect that the Japanese company will release info about 2017 Honda Ridgeline pricing just yet. Same goes for the release date, which we expect would be sometime around the end of 2016 or in the beginning of 2017. Price will be slightly higher due to added features.