2017 Honda Ridgeline Production Kicks Off

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Production Kicks Off

Mass production of the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup truck has begun at the brand’s manufacturing plant in Alabama.

The Ridgeline is slated to go on sale soon at Honda dealerships in the U.S. and marks the return of Honda to the midsize pickup truck segment. Fully redesigned, the Ridgeline now features a fresh look, a revised 3.5-liter V6, an entirely new interior, torque vectoring all-wheel drive and its staple features; a dual-hinged tailgate and a trunk in the bed.

Some other noteworthy features on the truck include an in-bed audio system and Honda’s full suite of active safety technology that includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and more.

The Ridgeline will be built alongside the Honda Pilot, Odyssey and Acura MDX.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy Figures Announced

“Today we celebrate the dedication of our Alabama team in bringing a very innovative new pickup truck to market,” said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA. “I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to our customers as the Ridgeline returns with new features that will deliver even more of what today’s truck customers want and need.”

We had the chance to drive the new Ridgeline in San Antonio, TX already, so watch for the full video review to drop on Monday, May 9.

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  • john

    Do you mean May 9 for the review and not March?

  • klunsford

    Based on the Ridgeline going into production today, when can we expect that it will be available to purchase? Is there a typical period from production start to first sale?

  • Stephen Elmer

    I certainly did mean May 9. The story has been updated.

    Thanks!

  • Stephen Elmer

    That info is actually embargoed along with the review. Check back next Monday for more details.

  • david37037 .

    don’t be polite on the review please