The popularity of mid-size trucks is growing constantly year by year. That is the main reason why Honda wants to stay in game when it’s about these type vehicles. For this occasion Japanese automaker is going to introduce new, redesigned version of its well-known truck called Ridgeline. Presentation of this model is planned for 2015 year, while it is expected Ridgeline already to be available as 2016 year model.
2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign
Although 2016 Honda Ridgeline is not available in complete picture, we have some predictions how new model should like. New model will be designed pretty much in the style of its predecessor, but it will also have a lot of diversity. For example 2016 Ridgeline model will have different roof line, this time in spherical shape. New model will also have steeper windshield rake and probably a bed-integrated trunk.
However the overall look both inside and outside will probably remain in the style which is appropriate to trucks versatile purpose, which means both for on-road and off-road drive. Although it is basically a truck, it will have very smooth and comfortable interior with many hi-tech features such new large touch screen, navigation system, new sound system, center airbags and much more.
2016 Honda Ridgeline engine
New truck will be designed to have perfect balance between performance and fuel economy. It is expected that 2016 Honda Ridgeline will use 3.5 liter V6 engine paired with 5-speed automatic transmission. It will be able to produce somewhere around 250 horsepower and it is expected to contain several elements of advanced technology such as Variable Cylinder management, all in order to improve fuel economy. Also, there is a rumor that hybrid version of 2016 Ridgeline is under development.
2016 Honda Ridgeline release date
Some of us could say that we have waited new Ridgeline for too long. However we want to believe that this long wait will be worth it. We are sure that Honda engineers gave their best effort in creation of this truck, so we are pretty sure that 2016 Honda Ridgeline will be an excellent car. Although official release date is not published yet, we expect to see this model available in late 2015 or maybe early 2016.
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