On October 28, American Honda announced that it would make the world premiere of custom versions of the new Ridgeline at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which opened its doors on November 1.
The Ridgeline is a pickup truck especially designed for North America by Honda’s US division. It was released in the US in March, 2005. The new Ridgeline is its 2nd generation model and was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, 2016.
The latest model was designed by the company’s design and engineering division in Ohio and California. The design aims at offering the largest and most functional storage space, and best driving functionality in the mid-sized pickup market. According to American Honda, it offers the best handling, comfort, quiet driving, and traction regardless of weather conditions in its segment.
The powertrain is a 3.5L direct-injection V6 gasoline i-VTEC. The transmission is 6-speed AT. Drive systems available are FF and 4WD with torque vectoring. It has the latest safety features such as automatic brake.
At the SEMA Show, Honda plans to unveil a number of custom cars based on the new Ridgeline in collaboration with famous tuning companies from the US. It will offer customization that allows Honda motorcycles and ATVs to be mounted on its bed.
(Translated by Greg Scott)