2016 Honda Ridgeline should be representative of a new generation of pickup truck models. The company makes a significant step towards a new model. This model was not significantly improved for a long time. This caused the bad sales results in the last few years. That is why the company decided to skip improvements in models for 2015, but turned completely redesign and creation, a new model, which will debut in 2016.
According to ‘obsolescence’ Ridgeline pickup truck models were followed by numerous critics. They are mostly related to unconventional design. Many believe that the design of this model ” stray ” in class pickup truck. It is believed that this is far from a traditional look, these types of vehicles. In the past, there were many debates about the design of this vehicle. After some sketches, which the company announced, we see a completely new design line 2016 Honda Ridgeline models. The 2016 Honda Ridgeline will feature a more conventional styling, with a steeply raked windshield and a more rounded front end of the vehicle. The entire line of vehicles, reveals a modern and dynamic appearance, largely thanks to the new roofline. The roofline look to be extended and the overall feel of the new exterior. It is also expected significant modifications to the cab and inside of it.
What makes this model stand out from the competition in the segment is a closed-box unibody platform. This platform gives the vehicle better traction on the road, on the other hand, cargo and towing capacity of a vehicle are reduced. On this construction, largely influenced by the Honda Odyssey model. Despite some shortcomings, the 2016 Honda Ridgeline will be set to the same unibody platform.
2016 Honda Ridgeline – New Engine?
The current model runs a 3.5 L V6 engine, which develops 250 hp. The engine is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Since they are expected to increase towing capacity, at 2016 Ridgeline models, we can expect the new power unit. Unfortunately, official information about the new engine, still, no. Each new generation of vehicles, brings with it the improvement in segment fuel economy. This is another reason for the expectation of improved or new engine. Be sure, before arriving in showrooms, 2016 Honda Ridgeline, will undergo significant improvements.
Until the emergence of the new model on sale, there’s still time. The company, however, will do everything to create a worthy rival models from GM game. Also, one should expect that the concept version of the 2016 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck models shown at a trade show of cars on American soil during 2015.