The new 2018 Honda Ridgeline is on the verge of completion. This pickup truck will be the second-generation version of the series and will bear many improvements on the general design and powertrain characteristics. One of the major areas of development will be an advanced compatibility engineering structure. The modern technology will form the basis of most cabin developments, making this design preferable to its predecessor. Furthermore, the Honda aims at boosting sales with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline element since its design presents an admirable and attractive multipurpose truck that will offer great service to many consumers.
2018 Honda Ridgeline – Design Changes
The front fascia of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will be characterized by a large shiny grille with the Honda trademark on it. Both sides of the grille will give rise to reshaped stylish headlights. Directly below these headlights on the bumper will be strategically positioned fog lights for additional visibility in harsh weather conditions. The LED-based technology will be used in the manufacture of both the headlights and fog lights. This will enable the lights to offer high brightness with low electric energy consumption. However, the bumper will be large, with a rectangular air inlet in the middle part to allow air intake necessary in engine cooling and ventilating the cabin.
The modifications will be done on this model to stretch the wheelbase by 3.2 inches from its predecessor so as to allow for a relatively longer duration bed. The 18-inch thick tires will be applicable for this truck to enhance stability and also terrain grip.
The cabin of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will be large to accommodate up to five passengers on its comfy seats. Furthermore, the leather material will be used to coat the power steering and some parts of the dashboard, including the seats. The new infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display will be installed. Additional up to date features will include also an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services, a remote engine start, a tri-zone automatic climate control, interior LED lighting, a sliding rear window, Google maps and a Navigation aid, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and power folding mirrors. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline will have an adaptive cruise control system, parking sensors and lane changing alert system. Furthermore, the safety belts and airbags will cover the safety of the passengers.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood, the new 2018 Honda will have a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-8 engine. It is capable of producing a power output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be joined to a six-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The basic powertrain will adhere to the all-wheel drive system. However, the fuel efficiency will be 25 mpg when on the highway and 18 mpg when in the city. The engine will be strong enough to have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
Debut Time and Release Date
Finally, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will make its debut to the world marker in early 2018. Upon release, the base trim will cost around $29,575 with better trims of the same truck varying up to $34,000.