Honda made two big announcements today and showed the most detailed teaser image to date of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. Honda is coming back into the midsize truck segment with the official debut of next generation Ridgeline at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (aka. NAIAS, Detroit Auto Show). The official debut will take place on January 11, 2016 and we are going to be there to bring you the unveiling and all the details about this truck and others.
Honda plans to make it a one-two punch with a 60-second commercial spot during the third quarter of the Super Bowl 50 on February 7th, 2016. Naturally, the company will promote the Super Bowl ad across its social media properties.
Honda says that the 2017 Ridgeline will go on sale “in the first half of the year (2016)”. The company did not release any further specifications about the truck, but said that we can expect “incredible packaging, fuel efficiency, top safety technologies, and innovative segment-first features”.
Will they keep the double-hinged tailgate? We do not know for sure. However, the teaser images shows a more conventional bed design, a mandatory rear backup camera, sensors for the rear park assist, and a hitch with the trailer wiring connectors under the bumper.
Check out the Honda Ridgeline Baja race truck being unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show.