Honda Automobiles: All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck Makes World Debut during 2016 North American International Auto Show

Posted on 12. Jan, 2016 by in Honda Canada

  • 2017 Ridgeline brings Honda creation in technology, pattern and wrapping to a midsize pickup lorry market
  • All-new Ridgeline delivers aloft pushing dynamics in multiple with a largest interior space and many versatile bed in a midsize 4-door pickup
  • Honda-exclusive facilities including In-Bed Trunk®, dual-action tailgate and a industry’s initial in-bed audio complement make Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle

Honda currently denounced a all-new 2017 Ridgeline lorry during a North American International Auto Show, 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.

“We are bringing a singular record and strange meditative to a marketplace in a new and severe judgment for a Honda pickup,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We consider we’ve got a improved idea, a lorry that uses a unibody construction and Honda wrapping sorcery to broach some-more of a things that many of today’s lorry business wish and need with nothing of a things they don’t.”

Designed, grown and made in America, a new Ridgeline will launch in a initial half of 2016 with a multiple of facilities 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 rivaling tip competitors
  • Innovative and class-exclusive features, including an In-Bed Trunk™, dual-action tailgate and a industry’s initial in-bed audio complement – creation Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle
  • Targeted top-in-class acceleration, EPA fuel economy ratings and third-party collision reserve ratings, and featuring Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure and accessible Honda Sensing™ apartment of reserve and driver-assist technologies
  • Leading corner connectivity with 8-inch Display Audio featuring Apple Car Play® and Android Auto™ compatibility

Advanced Chassis, Powertrain and All-Wheel-Drive
The new Ridgeline is formed on Honda’s Global Light Truck height with a firm nonetheless lightweight unibody construction, next-generation ACE™ physique structure and sophisticated, entirely eccentric suspension, delivering a aloft turn of float and doing excellence than required body-on-frame designs. The Ridgeline will be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC™ V-6 engine corresponding to a 6-speed involuntary transmission, providing top-in-class powertrain excellence and targeting best-in-class acceleration opening and segment-leading EPA fuel economy ratings.

The Ridgeline also will be accessible for a initial time in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations. All-wheel-drive models will implement Honda’s i-VTM4™ torque vectoring AWD technology, featuring Intelligent Terrain Management with Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud modes, providing strong medium-duty off-road and towing capability with aloft on-road, all-weather handling, traction and performance.

Sophisticated, Versatile and Spacious Cabin
Inside, a Ridgeline boasts a largest, many versatile and worldly cabin in a midsize 4-door pickup, featuring high-grade materials and finishes, accessible leather trim and all a latest technologies that Honda has to offer, including tri-zone meridian control, pull symbol start, a full-color TFT core scale and accessible 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility.

The Ridgeline’s 60/40-split and folding second-row chair provides a ultimate flexibility for people- and cargo-hauling utility. With a seats folded down, a Ridgeline will absolutely lift adult to 5 people while still easy prolonged items, like a set of golf clubs, underneath a behind seat. Folding adult one or both sides of a 60/40-split chair bottom opens adult a behind to lift high and massive items.

A Bed Like No Other
The Ridgeline bed offers pickup users unmatched flexibility in a midsize 4-door pickup. At 5′ far-reaching and 5’4″ prolonged (5.4 inches wider and 4 inches longer than a prior era Ridgeline), a 2017 Honda Ridgeline has a usually 4-foot far-reaching prosaic bed space (with 48 inches between a behind circle arches) in a midsize pickup class, permitting for prosaic hauling of apparatus like plywood sheeting or drywall. The Ridgeline will also offer cargo ability rivaling tip competitors, coming 1,600 pounds, with final specifications to be expelled closer to launch.

The composite, UV-stabilized and scratch-resistant bed also boasts a series of accessible Honda-exclusive facilities that supplement to a implausible versatility, including an In-Bed Trunk™, dual-action tailgate, accessible 400-watt AC energy inverter and a industry’s initial in-bed audio system.

The Ridgeline’s standard, lockable In-Bed Trunk provides secure storage space with no concede to bed application and now facilities a entirely prosaic building while still including a empty block for easier cleaning and depletion of H2O from a trunk. The twin movement tailgate is hinged both during a bottom and along a left side, opening down or to a side, that enables easier loading and unloading of complicated and massive apparatus but carrying to strech over a open tailgate. The bed also facilities 8 350-pound tie down cleats and an accessible 400-watt energy inverter, located behind an entrance row in a right bed wall, with a ability to recharge energy collection or vitalise a tailgate blender or prosaic shade TV.

A initial for any pickup, a new in-bed audio system, together with a In-Bed Trunk and accessible 400-watt energy inverter, creates Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle. The new in-bed audio 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.

Top-Level Safety Performance
Featuring Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure, modernized airbag systems and accessible Honda Sensing™ apartment of reserve and driver-assist technologies, a new Ridgeline will aim a top accessible collision reserve ratings – an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from a NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a IIHS. Honda Sensing™ technologies accessible on a 2017 Ridgeline embody Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).  All Ridgeline models will underline a multi-angle rearview camera as customary apparatus and top trims will be accessible with possibly Honda LaneWatch™ or Blind Spot Information system.

Ridgeline Development and Manufacturing
Like a initial era Honda Ridgeline, a all-new 2017 Ridgeline was designed and grown by Honda RD Americas and will be constructed by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama.

About a Honda Light Truck Lineup
Honda set an all-time record for U.S. sales of light lorry models in 2015, adult scarcely 12% from 2014 to 661,188 SUVs, CUVs, pickups and minivans, and besting a prior record of 602,123 Honda-brand light trucks sole in 2006.  Honda’s sales success was driven by an rare intonation of new light lorry offerings starting in a tumble of 2014 with a freshened 2015 Honda CR-V, that was named Motor Trend 2016 Sport Utility of a Year and was America’s best offered SUV again in 2015. In 2015, Honda launched a all-new HR-V crossover and a third era Pilot SUV. In December, a Pilot was names as a finalist for a 2016 North American Truck/Utility of a Year award.

In 2016, Honda will continue a fortification of a light-truck family of vehicles with a new Ridgeline and a 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 Honda
Honda offers a finish lineup of Honda cars, trucks and use with a network of some-more than 1,000 Honda dealerships within a United States. Eight Honda automobile plants in North America, including 4 in a U.S., have a ability to furnish 1.92 million automobiles any year. In 2014, some-more than 97 percent of a Honda and Acura automobiles sole in a U.S. were constructed in North America regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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