Honda to launch new Ridgeline at Detroit auto show

Honda to launch new Ridgeline at Detroit auto show

Company exited mid-sized truck market in 2014.

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December 22, 2015

Torrance, California – Honda will show off the next version of its Ridgeline truck at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, January 11, 2016. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the all-new Ridgeline is the fourth new or significantly refreshed light truck model introduced by Honda in the past 18 months and will hit roads nationwide in the first half of next year.

"We developed this new Honda Ridgeline to offer something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers use their truck," says Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "Ridgeline will deliver everything you'd expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features. "

Honda began the complete remake of its light-truck lineup in the fall of 2014 with the freshened 2015 Honda CR-V. Earlier this year, Honda launched the all-new HR-V crossover, gateway to the Honda truck lineup, and the third generation of its Pilot three-row SUV. In 2016, Honda will continue the strengthening of its light-truck family of vehicles with the new Ridgeline and a fully redesigned Odyssey minivan.

Calendar year 2015 sales of Honda light trucks are up 11.8% to 599,507 vehicles through the end of November and are on track to set a new all-time sales record for the brand, beating the previous best of 602,123 units in 2006.

The new Ridgeline was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas Inc., in its Torrance, California design studio and Raymond, Ohio, research and development center. The Ridgeline and its engine will be producedi by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Inc., in Lincoln, Alabama.

Source: Honda