The previous generation of the Ridgeline was something unique on the market. It was more of an SUV rather than a conventional truck, offering the same build type as a normal sedan. The next generation 2016 Honda Ridgeline on the other hand is going to be a completely different beast. Even though it isn’t that much information from manufacturer, it seems that Honda will be trying to make a conventional body on frame construction which would allow them to take head on the Tacoma as well as the other small pickup trucks out there. Recently Honda offered us a sneak peek of the next-generation Honda Ridgeline 2016.
2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign
On the interior we can expect a step down from the previous generation considering the price and the targeted market of the 2016 Honda Ridgeline. On top of that, the interior will be also smaller, but not as barren as you would think. As standard it will come with air conditioning, electric windows, seats and mirrors as well as with a decent 6 speaker audio system. The higher end models will offer a car like interior with all the commodities you would want.
At this point in time we know very little about its interior. However, Honda released a picture which shows the profile of their new truck. The next Honda Ridgeline 2016 has four doors and it is quite similar in design with the older L200 as far as the rear end goes. The front looks good and the truck seems to have a really nice design to it.
Honda Ridgeline 2016 engine
As far as the engines go, the new pickup truck will feature different engines than the previous model for sure. A base 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline 4 with around 160 horsepower should be standard. This Earth Dreams unit will use very little fuel and it will easily be able to offer more than 30 MPG on the highway. Further down the range there should be a combination of turbocharged engines. We can say that thanks to the new factory that Honda builds in the US specifically for their turbo engines. A 2.0-liter 240 horsepower petrol engine as well as a 2.0-liter diesel should be no surprise for anyone. Both of these will easily outperform the competition and both of them are going to be more fuel efficient.
2016 Honda Ridgeline release date and price
While we don’t know for sure the details we can assume quite easily what the next generation Honda Ridgeline 2016 is going to feature. For starters it is going to be both smaller and cheaper with a base price no higher than $20,000 US dollars. This actually means a massive reduction from the previous $30,000 price tag but it would also allow Honda to take its show for the best compact pickup truck on the market. The 2016 Honda Ridgeline release date is most likely going to be by the end of 2015 for the concept and late 2016 for the production model.