A completely new 2017 Honda Ridgeline returns on the set of fresh spy photos showing major sporting redesigned mid-size pickup practical.
Previously this year at the motor show in Chicago Honda unveiled the teaser pics of the 2nd generation Ridgeline, but the model will be unveiled following year and will be sold as a car of 2017 model year. Interestingly, Honda was slow to publicize a new Ridgeline and now, thanks to spy photos, we can get a clue of what to suppose from the production model.
2017 Honda Ridgeline release date
As expected, the premiere of the new generation model will be one of the major North American auto shows next year.
Release date: first half of 2016
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2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign
In spite of the camouflage, it is easy to notice that the rear rack is made in a traditional style and cargo bed looks more or less standard for this segment. The body of this prototype visually looks completely ready for serial production and is likely to be much like shown at SEMA a few weeks ago Ridgeline Baja Race Truck.
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2017 Honda Ridgeline specs and equipment
The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck will be equipped with a wide range of auxiliary and safety systems, which significantly reduces the likelihood of emergency situations and in our time of high speeds it plays an important role.
2017 Honda Ridgeline engine
Under the hood, most likely, truck will be equipped with an upgraded 3.5L V6, which is installed on the previous generation with 250 HP and 246 ft lb of torque paired with 5-sp automatic transmission. Given the use of the innovative platform, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is likely to be somewhat diminished in weight, which will positively affect performance and fuel efficiency.
It is worth mention that the previous Ridgeline production was discontinued afterwards the 2014 model year. Perhaps this was the reason for such an early demonstration of a teaser for the successor.
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Ridgeline Baja Race Truck exposed on SEMA show 2015
According to numerous reports, after preliminary reports of a popular Japanese automaker Honda Motor has officially presented the conceptual version of pickup under the name 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
It is worth mention the fact that this car was publicly presented at the SEMA show in 2015, but for the first time to the track it will come to a rally called the SCORE Baja 1000. Official representatives of companies report that presented the racing car Baja Ridgeline Race Truck – it is a truck on behalf of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
We emphasize that this autonovelty will appear on the international market in the early half of 2016.
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2017 Honda Ridgeline inherits Baja Race Truck redesign
As it became known, a number of elements of the exterior will be virtually identical to a future production version of the car. So, these include: front panel, wings, bonnet and load compartment of the car. If we talk about the technical equipment of rally pickup, Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck received a six-cylinder engine upgraded type by volume of 3.5 liters. This powerplant has upgraded cylinder head and a new crankshaft. Developing the power of the engine in the result is approximately 550 “horses”.
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2017 Honda Ridgeline price
Since release date is quite far, making assumptions about the price is a thankless task. Pricing should start at about $30 000, which is the price point at which the Toyota’s Tacoma and Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon twins become salable.