Honda Automobiles: All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck Begins Mass Production in Alabama

Posted on 06. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada

More than 1,500 associates during Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) currently distinguished a start of mass prolongation of a all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, slated to go on-sale shortly during Honda dealerships nationwide. HMA is a disdainful manufacturer of a innovative Ridgeline that is once again severe required meditative in a pickup lorry marketplace with Honda-exclusive features, pattern and record that assistance Ridgeline set new benchmarks for versatility, capability and comfort in a midsize pickup segment.

“Today we applaud a loyalty of a Alabama group in bringing a really innovative new pickup lorry to market,” pronounced Jeff Tomko, boss of HMA. “I honour all of a associates for their joining to a business as a Ridgeline earnings with new comforts that will broach even some-more of what today’s lorry business wish and need.”

Designed, grown and made in America, a new Ridgeline will launch with comforts and capabilities distinct anything else on a marketplace today, including:

  • Superior on-road opening – with a segment’s best handling, float quality, cabin serenity and all-weather traction capabilities – pleasantness of a unibody construction, worldly chassis, and accessible i-VTM4™ torque-vectoring AWD system
  • Class-leading space – with a largest and many versatile cabin and a usually 4-foot-wide prosaic bed space in a midsize pickup segment, along with cargo ability during a tip of a midsize pickup class
  • Innovative and class-exclusive features, including an In-Bed Trunk™, Dual Action tailgate and a industry’s initial Truck Bed Audio complement – creation Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle
  • Leading corner connectivity with 8-inch Display Audio featuring Apple Car Play® and Android Auto™ compatibility

The Ridgeline is constructed in a same plant in Alabama alongside other members of Honda’s award-winning light-truck lineup, including a Pilot competition application car and Odyssey minivan, as good as a Acura MDX oppulance SUV.

A initial for any pickup, a new Truck Bed Audio complement and accessible 400-watt energy inverter, assistance make Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle. The new complement utilizes 6 exciters located inside a bed walls, in place of required speakers, pumping out sound from a Ridgeline’s audio conduct unit, with adult to 540 watts of power.

In 2016, Honda will continue a fortification of a light-truck family of vehicles with a new Ridgeline and a new, entirely redesigned Odyssey minivan. Honda was named a “2016 Best SUV Brand” by U.S. News and World Report, and a Pilot, CR-V, HR-V and Odyssey any has warranted a “Best Buy” endowment from Kelly Blue Book for 2016. The 2016 Pilot and CR-V have perceived a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for indication year 2016, while a 2016 Odyssey minivan has warranted a TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

About HMA
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) employs 4,500 associates during a 3.7-million-square-foot Lincoln trickery has a ability to furnish as many as 340,000 vehicles and engines any year. Over a past 3 years, HMA has invested some-more than $510 million and combined 450 jobs in enlargement efforts designed to raise prolongation coherence and boost annual production. The Alabama plant is celebrating a 15th year of production.

About Honda
Honda determined operations in America in 1959 and now employs some-more than 40,000 associates in a North American sales, RD and prolongation operations with sum collateral investment in North America surpassing $22 billion. Based on a longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer,” Honda operates 19 vital prolongation comforts in North America producing a far-reaching operation of Honda and Acura automobiles, vehicle engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, energy apparatus products, such as grass mowers, mini-tillers and ubiquitous purpose engines, and a Honda Jet modernized light jet.

Nine Honda automobile plants in a region, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America. Those plants currently make 11 opposite models, including 5 newcomer cars and 6 light trucks regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda also operates 14 vital investigate and growth centers in a U.S. with a ability to entirely design, rise and operative many of a products Honda produces in North America.

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