Thanks to new skin tight camouflage, we have our first view of the body lines of Honda’s new small pickup. As expected, the Ridgeline has adopted a more traditional truck look with a more upright c-pillar, although a new plastic shroud can be seen around the c-pillars and rear window. This is a throwback to the previous truck’s unique “flying buttress” designed c-pillar.
Some shots of the bed reveal lighting installed in the bed walls along with what appears to be a spray-in bedliner.
At the 2015 SEMA Show, Honda revealed the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck, saying that it would foreshadow some of the production truck’s style. Besides giving us only a slight idea of what the Ridgeline’s nose might look like, the race truck revealed information on the engine. Honda announced that the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 in the race truck would share its block, cylinder heads and crankshaft with the production truck, which mean we can expect a 3.5-liter V6 under the hood, likely without turbos.
Inside, thick camouflage covers up most of the details, though it appears that Ridgeline will get a single touchscreen in the center stack, much like the new Civic.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will hit dealers sometime in the first half of 2016.
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