NAIAS 2016 Preview: New Honda Ridgeline to debut in Detroit

NAIAS 2016 Preview: New Honda Ridgeline to debut in Detroit image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda | posted December 21, 2015 11:01

Honda teases 2017 Ridgeline before Detroit debut

After revealing the Ridgeline Baja Racetruck at this year's SEMA Show, Honda recently released a teaser image of the next-gen midsize pickup just weeks before the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Designed and developed in North America, Honda claimed that the Ridgeline will offer something new that will be better fitted for lifestyle-oriented buyers.

“We developed this new Honda Ridgeline to offer something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers use their truck. Ridgeline will deliver everything you'd expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda Division.

From the teaser image itself, the 2017 Ridgeline's rear features defined wheel arches, a matte black bumper, a character line that appears to run the entire length of the car and wraparound taillights.

No front images were provided, but Honda did say that the Baja Racetruck offered a glimpse of the new look of the 2017 Ridgeline.

The new midsize puckup will officially make its public debut on January 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.