New Honda Ridgeline Coming in Two Years; Can It Hold on Until Then?
Introduced in 2006, the Honda Ridgeline has remained essentially the same since its birth. Needless to say, the midsize truck is in serious need of an update if it wants to continue competing in the market. Fortunately, Honda is planning a next-generation Ridgeline that will come to market "in less than two years," it said. In a sketch released by the automaker, it appears that the back end of the pickup will look more conventional than the previous model. The teaser doesn't reveal much more than that, however, so we will have to wait to see if there are any major changes up front. Production of the current generation Ridgeline will end in mid-2014, Honda confirmed. The end is heralded by the Special Edition model that tacks on exclusive features. Despite the truck's old age, sales of the Ridgeline are surprisingly rising. So far this year, the Ridgeline has seen sales jump 29 percent, although it is still an extremely low volume model when compared to popular trucks like the Ford F-150. But the Ridgeline will undoubtedly need a refresh to compete with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado, a fellow midsize truck and perhaps its most threatening competitor. GM's new truck will debut for the 2015 model year, putting it in sync with Honda's competitor. Source: Honda
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