All-new Honda Ridgeline Pickup to Debut Within Two Years • Design sketch reveals styling direction for Next-Gen Honda truck • Current Ridgeline production will end mid-2014
All-new Honda Ridgeline Pickup to Debut Within Two Years
• Design sketch reveals styling direction for Next-Gen Honda truck
• Current Ridgeline production will end mid-2014
Markham, ON. – Dec. 10, 2013 – An all-new Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will come to the Canadian market in less than two years and, today, Honda shared a sketch expressing the new truck’s styling direction. Honda also confirmed that production of the current Ridgeline built exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Alabama, will conclude in mid-2014.
Like the innovative first-generation model that earned 2006 Truck of the Year by Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and 2006 North American Truck of the Year honors after its spring 2005 debut, the next-gen Ridgeline is being designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. at its Los Angeles and Ohio R&D centers.
The Honda Ridgeline broke new ground in the Canadian pickup market with its unique design featuring a spacious five-passenger cabin, smooth ride and handling, and half-ton truck capability. The first truck of its kind to be built on a closed-box unibody platform, the Ridgeline introduced innovative new features to the pickup segment, such as its large In-Bed Trunk® and dual-action tailgate.