Honda teases next-gen Ridgeline pickup, coming within two years

Honda teases next-gen Ridgeline pickup, coming within two years image

Text: Team / Photos: Honda Press | posted December 11, 2013 14:30

Honda sends Ridgeline on two-year vacation after production ends in mid-2014

American Honda has released a teaser for its next-generation Ridgeline pickup truck which the company says will debut within two years. Built exclusively at Honda’s Alabama plant, the outgoing model has been scheduled to cease production by the middle of 2014.

The North American market exclusive Ridgeline made its debut in 2005 earning 2006 North American Truck of the Year and Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors. It is based on same unibody platform as the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot. It was the first truck to be built on a closed-box unibody platform featuring a large In-Bed Trunk and dual-action tailgate.

"The next generation Ridgeline will build on Honda's role in creating new value with a new take on advancing form and function in the truck segment," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The next-generation Ridgeline is being developed at Honda’s R&D centers in Los Angeles and Ohio. Honda is looking to strengthen its positioning in the light truck segment with the upcoming model.