Rabu, 11 Desember 2013

Sneak Peek: Honda Truck Concept


A new design sketch teases the next-generation Ridgeline pickup, which Honda says will debut within two years’ time. The automaker also confirmed that production of the current Ridgeline pickup will end in mid-2014.

Honda has long defended the Ridgeline’s merits and was previously insistent that the truck would live on. With the recent announcement, the unorthodox pickup will make it to generation-two, though it appears it will adopt a more conventional truck outline with a clearly defined bed, as the sketch shows. Just like the outgoing model, the next-gen Ridgeline will be designed by Honda R&D Americas, at the company's Los Angeles and Ohio facilities.  
Debuting in the fall of 2005, the uni-body 2006 Honda Ridgeline earned Motor Trend’s 2006 Truck of the Year award because it “offers an intriguing third idea as a people and cargo hauler that's as responsive as a car, but for once doesn't beat you up.“ While sales might suggest the world wasn’t ready for a uni-body pickup, the Ridgeline remained popular among the Honda faithful. With 16,106 units sold by the end of November, Honda claims Ridgeline sales are up 29 percent over last year.
Thanks to: Motor Trend

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