Even though the new 2017 Ridgeline has not even been built, the excitement has already started to be felt across the car market. Honda, again, for the second time are reviving a unit body mid-size car. That is going to receive a few changes and made a little bit different from the original. Much of the information about 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been kept under closed doors. We have managed to see a few photos and got a glimpse of what this pick-up will look like.
2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign
Although, the exterior design has been largely borrowed from the original, we expect to see a few changes. There is a very strong indication that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will host a separate bed; plus, from photos that we have managed to see so far, the lower ribbed door sheet metal has been replaced with a new one that will show a pronounced a remarkably done beltline that will run from the front fender up to the tailgate.
As for the inside, the company has not released any information; however, these are modern times and we expect the designers to up their game and make the inside much better than the original model. The standard features the previous model had will beupgraded for this new 2017 Honda Ridgeline. This mid-sized truck will have 5 adult seats in the cabin and the passengers will all get access toinfotainment system.
2017 Honda Ridgeline engine
Just like the 2016 model, this 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come fully equipped with a direct-injected 3.5 L V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission and its 4-whell drive system and the output should be similar. We expect something close to 300 HP. However, the cylinder deactivation this 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come equipped with will give it a much improved EPA numbers. As if that is not even enough; to address some of the problems the company saw last time, it is believed that they are going to work on the transmission area and come up with a new model. This new power unit is expected to deliver up to 250 brake HP and 245 per feet of torque. Besides, it is also rumored the company will unveil a hybrid variant.
2017 Honda Ridgeline price and release date
For those who cannot wait to get behind the wheels of this pick-up, although, it is rumored that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will hit a number of dealerships near you fall 2016. As for the price, it expected to start at around $30,000. However, do not get excited yet; this information could likely change.