Famous Chinese Company- Honda intends to stay in business in the compact-pickup-busy-truck market, that’s why their developers have decided to launch, on a global car market, the second refreshed generation of Ridgeline-named the 2016 Honda Ridgeline, skipping the 2015th model, less in two years’ time. In order to its design stay a top kept secret and, at the same time, to stay in a race with its main comparatives, they only revealed a sketch expressing the truck’s new creative direction. The rest remained secret. It is intended for the current 2014 Honda Ridgeline to cease production, the following year, before introducing brand new the Honda Ridgeline.
From what we can notice, from that reviled sketch, is that the Honda Ridgeline 2016 seems to have a slightly longer roofline, which have resulted in a more rounded front end, and, a bit, steeper windshield rake. But the overall impression remains pretty much the same.
2016 Honda Ridgeline Interior, Exterior Apperance
It aren’t much details reviled regarding the second generation of the Ridgeline, but instead of these data, we have been given the Pilot. As we all know it, the four-door, short-bed pickup was introduced in the distant 2005 and was withdrawn by the end of 2014. The second generation is expected to come out in February 2015 (on Chicago Auto Show) and it’s intended to say on the global car market, at least, the following couple of years.
The 2016 Honda Ridgeline is planned to present fully redesigned Pilot SUV, which will be more rounded in front, while, at the same time, preserving the rest of its proportions. Already being equipped with brand new technology features (like Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)), we could expect some the mileage improvement, especially if Honda decides to include its hybrid technology here.
Engine of 2016 Honda Ridgeline
When it comes to the engine from this brand new 2016 Honda Ridgeline model is expected to be built on a closed-box a single molded unit platform, which will allow a smooth on-road performance with plenty of off-road capability. The current model of engine, which is placed in the 2014 Honda Ridgeline, is motivated by a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 powertrain, combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Further technical details engine wise for the 2016 Ridgeline, have not been officially confirmed.
Release Date and Prices
It has been, already, mentioned that its premiere will be on February the 12 in Chicago Auto Show this year. If you’re looking for a small, but, somehow, ruggedly good-looking pickup that has 5-passenger space and plenty of capability, the brand new Honda Ridgeline maybe the perfect solution for you. Regarding the exact estimated price, it is expected the most expensive model, from this lineup, to be the mighty 2016 Honda Ridgeline SE (which will be defined by 18-inch black spoke wheels, combined by a black honeycombed grille, a black tailgate and other black trim accents), and if you desire to own this beast, you should be ready to allocate something between $38,000 and $42,000. When it comes to the exact price for the base model, by the first estimations, it’s going to be around $31,000 to start.