2018 Honda Ridgeline Changes, Specs and Release Date
Right seven months after releasing the 2017 auto version, the manufacturer has been preparing to launch the newer generation under Ridgeline nameplate. The upcoming Ridgeline version was peeked up at the North American International Auto Show around January 2016. So far, there will not be massive changes offered due to its former vehicle has been massively improved and it is going to share some features to the new one. Therefore, we will likely see the pretty similar deign and also engine configuration of 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Above all, the new coming of this pickup truck is definitely worth to wait.
The whole appearance of new 2018 Honda Ridgeline will not be much different from its former model. However, we still find the changes on the styling and also the technological features. The new Ridgeline will be built on under the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. Maintaining a unibody style and sharing some similar elements with Honda Pilot, it suggests us there will not be significant modifications going to offer. Apart from any likeliness, the auto team will shape the new auto with a sleeker body highlighted with new grille and guard. In addition, both the headlights and taillights will be revised as well.
Taking attention to the inside part, we will see a larger cargo space as it is extended into 5.5 inches wider and 4 inches longer. In the dashboard panel, some features on the infotainment system will be kept installed with an 8-inch display screen. Distinct to the previous model, there will be a new audio configuration capable to be controlled with smartphone. Just expecting the more detailed pictures on the interior revamps will be revealed sooner after.
Under the hood of the pickup, the engineer might enhance the same engine as being used in the current Pilot with tiny tweaks. It is embodied under the setup of a 3.5 liter six cylinder V6 with the estimated output of around 250 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. The transmission and driving systems are not yet shown up. Thus, we might still wonder on the records of the fuel consumption and car acceleration. Some speculations are indicating there will be some improvements on the drivetrain of 2018 Honda Ridgeline to give more powerful speed. For more updates on the engine info, just wait for the official one.
The arrival of 2018 Honda Ridgeline for the dealerships is estimated to start around the end of 2017. Within the beginning price of about $30,000, the next 2018 Honda Ridgeline is much expected to beat its main rivals coming from the GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma.