At the Chicago Auto Show Honda held the first, but for the present only “virtual” presentation of the new generation of Honda truck 2016. Representatives of the company announced another sketch of the upcoming trend. So to speak, the “live” premiere of that novelty is expected in 2016 year. It is already known that the new product will receive a platform from another model of Honda Pilot 2016.
The company says that the new Ridgeline will be more comfortable and more economical. The machine will be created on a lightweight platform with a monocoque body, similar to that which lies at the heart of a new generation of crossover Honda Pilot, previously presented at the same motor show in Chicago.
Technical details has not yet announced, but we can assume that the “Ridgeline” will share with “Pilot” not only a platform, but also the range of powertrains, which consists of a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine and two automatic gear boxes with 6 and 9 stages. In addition, the truck has to get front-wheel drive with the connection the rear axle clutch when the slipping of the front wheels. Moreover, as in the model Pilot Honda this vehicle will be able to disable the half of its cylinders. Namely this step will help to ensure that the car will get more fuel-efficient features.
The Price and Release
There is also small amount of information about the cost of the car. Thus, according to unofficial sources the price of Honda truck 2016 will be about 30 thousand dollars. Currently there are no photos those somehow describe the car, but there is a sketch showing a pickup with the background. This image was first demonstrated in the winter of 2014 in Chicago.
The current generation of Honda Truck pickup truck is sold only in North America, where the buyer has the only engine option. All pickups trucks of this model are available exclusively with an engine with capacity of 250 hp with the volume of 3.5 liters. This car is all-wheel drive and it runs by five-speed automatic transmission. The second generation of this model pickup truck will likely also be released only within the North America, so that the European market is unlikely to get this car. The lack of a frame of a diesel engine, the “mechanics” and a low number in the distribution, as well as less hardy “passenger” independent suspension will prevent the exit of the car on European markets.