The year 2017 will mark a new beginning for Honda. The company is trying to gain a huge growth in the pickup truck market with its much awaited 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Far from the current Ridgeline models the 2018 variant is a hybrid pickup truck with an aim to give a huge boost to the mileage of the vehicle.It is expected to be released by the end of 2017 as a 2018 model. The company was expected to launch it in early 2017 but it deferred it as a 2018 Honda Ridgeline launch to ease pressure off the engineers.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Review
Unlike most of the pickup trucks, Honda is going to give a large number of luxury features in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. The truck will have a large number of luxury features which will assure that the truck is perfect for families as well. It will be equipped with features like, air conditioning, huge display, infotanment system, etc. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is having a curvy front with a designer grill and a lot of designs on the body. Although the boot looks smaller for use as a pickup truck but there is ample space for individual needs. The exterior of the truck gives it an elegant Honda look with great headlamps and alloy wheels.
The pickup truck is not expected to be a good vehicle to tow in your caravan or carrier, because of its low power output and design. However, it is expected to be the best luxury pickup truck in the market. The design aesthetics of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will definitely make it stand apart in the market.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Engine
The truck is powered by a hybrid engine with a 3.5L V6 engine with a power output of 160hp. Although there are speculations about the power output, but it is expected to be at least 160hp. It is expected to have a nine speed Automatic Honda gearbox for unmatchable performance. The petrol powered hybrid engine is expected to outrun all the current high mileage pickups in the market. The best mileage by pickup truck in the industry is around 25mpg but Honda expects at least 30mpg using its hybrid technology. The truck is expected to have better off-road and sports performance because of its unique all-wheel drive Honda Powertrain.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release Date
To be priced around USD 38,000 2018 Honda Ridgeline is expected to get a good response from the eco-friendly truck lovers. Being the first hybrid truck, it will definitely get a good market response because of its great design and fuel economy.