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Honda teases 2016 Ridgeline
« : Februarie 24, 2015, 09:50:27 a.m. »
Honda teases 2016 Ridgeline

http://www.leftlanenews.com/honda-ridgeline-2016.html








Honda has published a teaser sketch that previews the all-new 2016 Ridgeline pickup truck.

The drawing gives us a few clues about the next-generation truck. In line with earlier spy shots, the Ridgeline depicted in the sketch sports a rear end treatment that is more in line with a typical pickup truck. It also appears as though the 2016 Ridgeline will come equipped with a longer bed for added utility.

Sticking with its lifestyle theme, the new Ridgeline is expected to be offered exclusively as a four-door.

Not much else is known about the next-generation Ridgeline, but it's safe to bet that it will continue to use V6 power and a unibody architecture derived from the automaker's all-new Pilot crossover. However, it's possible that the new Ridgeline will be offered with a version of Honda's upcoming VTEC Turbo four-cylinder engine.

A nine-speed automatic transmission will be available, and both front and all-wheel-drive Ridgelines are likely to return.

Honda is expected to take the wraps off the 2016 Ridgeline at the New York auto show that will open its doors next April.





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Re: Honda teases 2016 Ridgeline
« Răspuns #1 : Mai 26, 2015, 09:00:11 a.m. »

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Here comes Honda's Ridgeline 2.0



http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2017-honda-ridgeline-25-cars-worth-waiting-for-feature

What It Is

Honda’s second crack at the pickup market, a revived unibody mid-sizer that’s less of a raked-bedrail oddball than the original.
Why It Matters

The first Ridgeline had its fans—us included—and some novel features, such as a two-way tailgate and a lockable trunk/beer cooler recessed in its bed. But it also had critics, traditionalists who insisted that trucks without separate frames are as useless as stockings without garters. A decade has now passed since that first Ridgeline launched and, with unibody crossovers having all but supplanted body-on-frame SUVs, the market might be more accepting. Honda’s beancounters are no doubt remembering the Ridgeline’s strong initial sales, before everyone including Honda lost interest in it. And they’re certainly calculating what an additional 40,000 to 50,000 annual units will add to the bottom line.
Platform

A fortified version of Honda’s light-truck platform that made its debut in the 2014 Acura MDX. It also underpins Honda’s new Pilot.
Powertrain

The Ridgeline will share the 2016 Pilot’s direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic, as well as its four-wheel-drive system. Output should be similar, at close to 300 horses. Cylinder deactivation will help the new truck achieve much-improved EPA numbers.
Competition

While Honda sometimes acts as if it’s competing only with itself, there’s a whole world of full-size pickups as well as new mid-size models from GM, Nissan (coming), and Toyota to fend off.
What Might Go Wrong

It may turn out to be a Japanese pickup. Also, truck buyers may still shun a pickup that shares its genetic material with a minivan.
Estimated Arrival and Price

Fall 2016, with an MSRP starting at $30,000.



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Re: Honda teases 2016 Ridgeline
« Răspuns #2 : Iunie 28, 2015, 05:50:21 p.m. »
http://www.leftlanenews.com/spied-2016-honda-ridgeline-88807.html

Spied: 2016 Honda Ridgeline



Honda's next-generation Ridgeline pickup truck has been spotted up close for the first time while undergoing testing near Honda's research and development facilities in Ohio.



Already previewed in sketch form, the latest spy shots confirm that Honda's next mid-size pickup with adopt a conventionally shaped crew cab rather than the flying buttress look used on the original Ridgeline. Honda is hoping a more typical profile will lure a greater number of traditional pickup truck buyers.

Under that three-box body will reside the same basic underpinnings you'll find under the latest Honda Pilot. The Ridgeline will also borrow the Pilot's 3.5L V6 and all-wheel drive system. A six-speed auto will be the Ridgeline's standard gearbox, but Honda's latest nine-speed automatic transmission hasn't been ruled out.

On the styling, expect a front end that mimics the latest Pilot and CR-V. However, the Ridgeline will likely adopt a more up-right grille to set it apart as a more rugged utility vehicle.

The all-new Honda Ridgeline is expected to debut either this year or next, with an on-sale date scheduled for sometime in 2016.



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Re: Honda teases 2016 Ridgeline
« Răspuns #3 : Iulie 29, 2015, 07:46:22 a.m. »
http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1238742

Fresh spy shots of the 2017 Ridgeline

You probably saw the set of Ridgeline spy photos that went out on various outlets last week. This new set shows what appears to be the same vehicle, perhaps a bit closer in.