Honda is on the NAIAS in Detroit, introduced a new generation of pick-up models Ridgleine, which sets completely new standards in this class. Honda Ridgleine as a working machine designed for the transport is very easy to use as well as classic cars, if the exception of body dimensions.
The Honda Ridgeline to advanced chassis, which is based on Honda's Global Light Truck platform, sufficiently rigid and strong and at the same light with next-generation AC body structure and sophisticated fully independent suspension. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6, direct-injected, engine that should develop the power of 280 hp and torque of 262 lb-ft, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
If someone wants to have AWD and optional you can order the all-new AWD system that utilizes Honda's i-VTM4 with Intelligent Terrain Management, which has four modes: Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud. Drive to all four wheels is perfected, so that the power is transferred to the wheels with the best contact with the ground, but only in off-road conditions, while driving on the open road, fuel consumption minimized.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is 10 cm long and 13.7 cm wider than its predecessor, the distance between the rear wheel arches in the luggage compartment is 122 cm, while the payload is 725 kg. From the front grille dominates with large Honda symbol with plenty of chrome accents, and on the rear part as well as innovative dual-action tailgate.
The interior is spacious cabins besides 4-door, has a good sound insulation, are used with high-quality materials and finish is excellent, also available in leather trim version. It has three-zone climate control, push button start, 8" Display Audio touchscreen, as well as systems Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Information System. Second-row seat can be folding 60/40 to provide more space.
The new Honda Ridgeline will be manufactured at the factory in Lincoln, Alabama with sales in North America will start later this year.