It seems that the rumors, which we could hear in the past few months, turned out to be truth. The world widely famous and utterly been respected Japanese giant, Honda, has, finally, officially announced that their second-generation and more generic-appearing 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, after being caught testing, will be available for the general sales this very fall. We don’t know do you feel about all that, but we are beside ourselves from joy. Feel free to join us throughout this exciting journey, if you desire to gather all the relevant details regarding this masterfully designed pickup truck.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Interior, Exterior & Appearance
We hardly could see anything, during the test drives, because all the vehicle was covered with a heavy camouflage, however, we were able to spot the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s basic profile, which is far more conventional compared to the first-generation model, with its truncated bed and stubby hood. Perhaps, the biggest advantage of all-new 2017 more generic-appearing Ridgeline that unlike any other pickup truck, which we could find available on the market these days, remained in a way, faithful, to its unibody design, and quite opposite to a body-on-frame design—and it should keep its independent rear suspension.
We are totally aware the fact that we are, generally, weak to masterfully and masculine been designed, pick-up trucks, and at the same time, have an utterly refined and finicky taste when it comes to these lovable trucks. Let’s face it, hardly that any maker was ever able to create such a lovable and adorable pick-up truck that would be able to reconcile all tastes and imposes itself as the favorite one. On the very first glance, it seems that Honda’s designers finally achieved that golden goal. Let’s have a closer look, shall we?
When it comes to the exterior design of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline, it should be in fully based to its one of the closest siblings- the Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck which had its grand debut on recently hold SEMA Auto Show. It should come along with the following features: a much more traditional profile with hardly any spilling bedsides, 2-splitted tailgates (so-called “Dutch Door”), slightly lower placed ribbed doorway containing, rather, a recognizable creased line that will be running in between the front fender.
On the other hand, when we take into our consideration the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s interior design, it is going to be basic, pretty plain, yet comfy. Soft and the other range of the high-quality materials should prevail in its main cabin, ranging of the full leather eats along with leading course natural leather sewing in addition to furniture. The main cabin should be so spacious, in order to be more than able to accommodate up to four completely increased grown-up passengers fairly effortlessly inside with offering them, at the same time, plenty of room for all of their body parts. A true variety of the most different hi-technology and the safety feature we should be able to find in Ridgeline’s cockpit.
We considered that the following few you are going to find to be among the most relevant ones: upgraded stereo system that should come available, coupled with lots of speakers, updated satellite navigating heating and cooling unit, center console paired with pretty large full-colored touch screen display screen, most current infotainment system, hands free-calling, pretty strong and highly reliable Bluetooth connection matched with USB dual ports, air bags, auto vehicle parking aid and five safety belts. Among them all, probably the most amazing features, the industry’s very first- in-bed stereo transforming. WOW! We are, literary, blown up! How about you?
The Honda’s engineers opted that the newly crafted Ridgeline 2017 will borrow the Pilot’s existing motor option- a 3.5 l direct-injection V-6 one along with its highly praised optional 9-speed automatic transmission (that should be standard on higher-trim designs). This particularly engine unit should be more than capable to produce about 280 hp.
Release Date & Prices
We are eagerly waiting for this mighty pickup truck to come available for general sales, although we don’t possess any accurate information regarding a release date or price. It is expected that brand new 2017 Honda Ridgeline hit the Global car markets till this fall and the estimated price should be around $30,000, which is basically the, roughly, the same price point which the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon twins and Toyota’s Tacoma will cost.
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