2017 Honda Ridgeline
During the recent Chicago Auto show, Honda released photographs of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and already motor pundits are talking about the pick-up features. Many argue that the manufacturer is set to increase its utility, provide more comfort and raise its performance to a new level.
2017 Honda Ridgeline engine
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is expected to be powered by a 3.5 litre Earth Dreams usually a direct injected V-6 engine. The engine will be bred with a six speed or nine speed automatic transmission. Rumors are rife that the manufacturer will also add a hybrid variant for 2017 Ridgeline. Also, many experts believe that the manufacturer will correct previous model shortcomings in the area of transmission. The model will deliver up to 250 brake horsepower and 245 lbs\feet of torque. Experts expect the manufacture to make its fuel consumption more economical as well.
2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign
Insiders say that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is largely influenced by the 2016 model which is in the pilot stage. Though the manufacturer remained mum about its specs, insiders say it will have a full-sized cargo bed but with more traditional sloping bedsides unlike the current model. The car according to the photos released looks bold with added cargo space and more acceptable towing capacity. Probably the highlight of this model will be its new center console and new features for the navigation system, wireless technology as well as the latest entertainment system among others. The cabin will also receive new configurations and safety packages. The 2017 Ridgeline will offer all users improved protection and comfort. The new mid-sized truck will have a seating capacity of five passengers, all having access to the infotainment system which will be upgraded to reflect the current technology and tastes. The car will have a divided tail gate but it is not clear whether it will be fitted with a side-opening split, side-split or the traditional type.
2017 Honda Ridgeline release date and price
Though the manufacturer has not announced the release date, many speculate that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be released in two years’ time with the first appearance possibly during this years Los Angeles Motor Show, if not then possibly during the Detroit one in 2016. The manufacture is yet to reveal the expected price but it is expected to be slightly higher than the current models.
Though information about 2017 Honda Ridgeline is still scanty, as time goes it will be clear on what to expect from the manufacturer, probably before the year 2015 ends, meanwhile, we have to wait.
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