Completely New Honda Ridgeline Returns Fully Redesigned

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The lineup of pickups of the 2017 model year will be replenished with another child of the famous Japanese company. A branch from North America announced the beginning of the serial production of the model Honda Ridgeline of the second generation.

The car will be developed on the basis of the crossover Honda Pilot third generation and will replace the first generation of Ridgeline, which was produced for a long time, from 2005 to 2014. Improved pickup got a load-bearing body, as well as an independent suspension. For this model, this design is very progressive. It provides the car with an excellent level of comfort while driving, even on the most broken roads, and also provides excellent handling.

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Better Looking

Since the crossover Pilot was taken as a basis, the new generation of the car received an original appearance. Frontal headlights have acquired non-standard geometry, built-in daytime running lights are now crammed with LEDs and boomerang-shaped.

The headlamps are connected to each other by a double bar covered with chrome, which also acts as a radiator grille. A large bumper in the lower area is securely protected by a black plastic cover that also obscures the lower air intake.

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The aft part, as well as the profile one, has a more classic calm appearance. The designers of the company refused to overstate the side glazing line in order not to damage the exterior. Perhaps, for this reason, the car looks simple, but the review of the driver’s seat and passenger seats deserves the highest ratings.

Much Like Honda Pilot

The interior design of the novelty resembles the interior decoration of the Honda Pilot in addition to the fact that the car was equipped with a two-row configuration of seats designed for five seats. For its comfort, the salon deserves the title of the best in this class.

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So, rear-seat seats not only provide a high level of comfort for three passengers but also have a useful ability to transform, thereby freeing up a large amount of free space for the carriage of goods inside the machine. The front row seats provide an excellent landing. The interior is assembled at the highest level, which can also be said for the used finishing materials.

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Cargo Bay Features

The most important advantage of this car, taking into account its belonging to pick-up trucks, is its cargo area. The luggage compartment can be opened in two directions. It can be classically thrown back or open to the left as a simple door.

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Under the floor of the luggage compartment is a large niche, where there is a box with tools and spare tire. Also, in the underground space can easily accommodate an air compre or, or some other equipment. The floor and sides of the cargo container are covered with plastic, which is incredibly resistant even to serious mechanical damage. Also, the comfort during transportation ensures the presence of 8 hooks, which are fixed on the sides of the body.

Classic Honda’s V6

In the undercover space of the new pickup there is a gasoline-free alternative engine, which has a V-shaped arrangement of six cylinders. The engine capacity is 3.5 liters, and the peak power is 290 hp. By using a unique technology that can shut down several cylinders with low loads, the developers managed to significantly increase the efficiency of the power unit.

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Honda doesn't give up and struggle for customers. New Ridgeline should be the ideal combination of ordinary car and utility truck.

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