When it comes to trucks from Honda, you already know you’re in for some ‘wow’ factor. Honda has already proven its worth in the global market by producing some of the best sedans, sports cars, trucks, and SUVs. From an immaculate drive to the utmost safety, you are bound to get everything from this automaker. Honda Ridgeline models are just the perfect example in this case. The Ridgeline trucks have never fallen back on offering both power and precision with style. For the truck fanatics out there, there is great news! Honda is set to launch its new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R in the following year. While the exact specifications are beyond anyone’s knowledge as of now, there is quite a bit of speculation of what the upcoming beast could offer.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Interior Changes:
Specs without comfort are never a good match. Fortunately, Honda knows that well enough. That is why it will be launching this truck with cabin features that make longer, rougher rides feel more comfortable. With potentially greater leg space and overall cabin area, users will have more room to themselves.
In addition to that, experts have also predicted that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be offering an elite interior in most of its trims. This will not only include high-end upholstery, but also a premium set of features on the dashboard panel. The entertainment panel in front is also rumored to include an eight-inch display.
Since it is Honda we are talking about, it is fair to say that the safety features on the truck will also be some of the most contemporary ones.
To start off, this upcoming truck from Honda will come with a lockable—possibly remote controlled—trunk. Honda will be rolling this model out with a revamped design, yet keeping the obvious looks of the Ridgeline line. Some of the most probable changes to keep an eye for are those in the front and back lights, the trunk, and the grille.
Honda has been placing its feet in off-road racing for quite a while now. With the launch of their Baja Race Truck last year, many have raised speculations of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R to be sportier than some of its standard models.
Intelligent Terrain Management System:
In addition, the truck is also set to feature the all-too-famous Intelligent Terrain Management System. For those unaware of this contemporary feature, it offers two different modes for the driver to opt for. Both the modes offer different functionalities to adapt to the terrain and weather conditions accordingly.
This means that whether you drive on sand, in snow, or in the mud, your truck will adapt to it, offering a better off-road driving experience overall.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Engine Description:
The truck will be coming out with a powerful engine. It will be featuring a 3.5-liter V-6 or higher engine. Honda’s direct-injected drive-trains make it obvious that the automaker will be able to generate power nevertheless.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R is rumored to offer a horsepower that will go well beyond 350. Some experts even expect the same specs as of the Baja Truck to be seen on this upcoming Ridgeline.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Development, Rivals, and Price:
Honda Ridgeline trucks are one of the most beloved trucks in the American market. This is mostly why the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R is among the most awaited trucks in the US market right now. It is expected to be released late in the next year, most probably in the last quarter of 2017.
Since Ridgeline trucks always offer some of the most elite specs on trucks, there is not a lot of competition waiting for the Type R. Among the very few that will be able to compete with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R are Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and Ford F-150.
This truck is expected to be priced somewhere between a $30,000 to $35,000 mark.