2020 Honda Ridgeline Changes, Hybrid & Release Date
What Do We Know So Far About the 2020 Honda Ridgeline, Pickup Truck From Japan? Honda is unbeatable if we are talking about the SUV segment. And yet, it is not a truck contender. Its lone truck, the Ridgeline, was pulled from the market back in 2014.
As of now, the 2018 iteration has been taken back to the American market. It turned out that the 2018 Ridgeline gained a lot of praises from people in the industry. As such, it opened the possibility of Next-generation Honda Ridgeline. The question is, what will we get from the 2020 iteration?
2020 Honda Ridgeline Changes & Update
What kind of Upcoming Honda Ridgeline Redesign will we see? Judging from the 2018 iteration and its predecessor, we are not going to see drastic changes in the 2020 iteration. After all, the 2018 Ridgeline has a very similar look to the 2017 Ridgeline. As such, it is safe to say this will happen to the 2020 Ridgeline as well. That doesn’t necessarily mean there will be anything new, though.
In its front, we will be able to see some fundamental attributes that come from the Honda Pilot. The differences are that the upcoming Ridgeline’s grille looks more distinctive and beefier. That is not the only change, though. Instead of getting a facelift the upcoming Ridgeline will also get several usable elements. For instance, some people complained about the current Ridgeline’s entryways. 2020 Ridgeline’s entryways, on the other hand, can be opened more extensively.
According to 2020 Honda Ridgeline rumors, the upcoming Ridgeline is going to get lots of features, which include advanced safety technologies. There will be lots of amenities as well. This is especially true for the Type R. The cabin will look stylish and sleek; the seats will be wrapped in excellent quality materials, there will be infotainment system from Honda link, smartphone connectivity, navigation, audio system, and sunroof.
Engine Specs & Transmission
Now, about the engine. The base Ridgeline is going to get a 3.5-liter V6 engine which is capable of generating up to 280 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. Uniquely enough, this engine is also used in Honda Pilot and Acura MDX. As for 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R, it appears it will also use the same engine as the base Ridgeline. The difference is that it will get some tweaks so it has greater output.
There is no information about the transmission gearbox yet. That said, the upcoming Ridgeline may use the same transmission gearbox as the 2018 Ridgeline. There is no information about whether or not 2020 Ridgeline hybrid, either. What we do know is that the upcoming Ridgeline will be available in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive system.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
There is no official statement from Honda regarding Ridgeline release date and price. So, both are still unknown for now. It was planned to be a 2020 model, so it will enter the market sometime in 2020 at the latest. As for the price, it should be around $30,000 for the base model and up for better-equipped ones.
The Ridgeline has gained many attention and fans ever since its release. With such changes, updates, and upgrades, we expect the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck to be able to offer a better driving experience than its predecessor.