New Honda Ridgeline Design Increases Performance and Styling

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline recently made an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show, leaving spectators with their jaws to the floor. This model is getting some serious upgrades, from styling to performance and engineering. You are bound to be satisfied with the new Honda Ridgeline design.

According to Jalopnik, the new Ridgeline has an independent suspension all the way around, making it the only truck to be built on a unibody platform. Not only does this shed some weight, but it also makes the Ridgeline incredibly more efficient. Plus, this model has a smoother ride than most other trucks.

Under the hood is a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that is paired with a six-speed transmission. You can also opt for a torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system, increasing performance and making the Ridgeline better suited for off-roading.

Other cool features include a speaker system in the bed and refreshed styling. This new Ridgeline looks like a Honda, setting it apart from other, blander truck designs. We can’t wait to see the 2017 Ridgeline hit the roads.

Honda Ridgeline Makes a Comeback in 2017

Honda Ridgeline
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline

If you’ve been missing Honda’s pickup truck, fear not, the Ridgeline will be back in 2017 with a whole new look. The all-new Honda Ridgeline is still in development, but Motor Trend was able to grab some spy shots of the prototype.

The new Ridgeline will have the same underpinnings as the 2016 Honda Pilot, which received an extensive makeover this year. Along with its underpinnings, the Ridgeline and Pilot will also share the same engine and 4-wheel drive system.

The spy shots aren’t the first we’ve seen of the new Ridgeline. At this month’s SEMA show, we got a look at the Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck, which will race this weekend at the Baja 1000. Although the Desert Race Truck version of the Ridgeline only shares a few elements with the production model, it is a good enough preview to hold us over until the Ridgeline makes its official debut.

So when can we expect to see the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Look for its debut early next year at either the Detroit Auto Show or the Chicago Auto Show.