2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign
After taking a year off for 2015 model, there could be made big changes for 2016 Honda Ridgeline. Chevrolet and Ford took leader positions in truck market in US, and Honda engineers put a lot of effort to change situation. Because of that, 2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign should shake things in market and sales records are expected to grow. Also, new engine options are being developed, as well as some aerodynamic solutions which could bring better mpg rate. From rumors we found that 2016 Ridgeline redesign includes hybrid models, which brings revolution for truck segment.
2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign – engine
The 2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign includes hybrid addition to engine lineup. First truck to get electric motor combined with petrol engine was Chevy Silverado, but it hadn’t too much success. But, Honda believes that 2016 Ridgeline will do what Silverado failed. If their plan goes well, they will take over market of hybrid trucks. Already famous 4-wheel drive system VTM-4is part of the The 2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign, but modified. Drivetrain for this truck is 3.5-liter 24 valve SOHC V6. However, 2016 Ridgeline redesign differs for its hybrid iption which is now in development, and there is no much info about it. We are sure iMMD Hybrid technology is being used and that could be mixed with petrol engine. Target for 2016 Honda Ridgeline is 30 mpg for hybrid version, which is excellent result for truck.
2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign – aerodynamic
New lines and curves will be applied on 2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign. Truck is getting brand new look and one of the main reasons for that is improving the mileage. New shape brings better aerodynamic. We already have a change to peak into sketch of the new 2016 Ridgeline. It seems that company is planning to add new bumper and hood, while use of new materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber is at must if they want to raise their mpg rate.
2016 Honda Ridgeline redesign – price
Price is also one of the advantages of new 2016 Ridgeline redesign. It won’t change much from predecessor’s, but it will still be more affordable than Chevrolet and Ford models. At this stage, Japanese company is planning to put around $30.000 sticker next to the base models of 2016 Honda Ridgeline.