The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show and it has been described as a ‘mid-size sport utility truck’ that comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission – that Honda says will have the best-in-class acceleration and fuel economy.
The new double-cab bakkie is 10cm wider and 13.7 centimeters longer than the previous generation. It sports a 1.2m wide flat bed, with a fully flat-floor which can withstand and a maximum payload capacity of 725 kilograms.
The bed is apparently scratch-resistant and comes with a dual action tailgate, a 400-watt AC power inverter and an in-bed audio system that uses six exciters placed inside the bed wall in order to release sound coming from the truck’s audio system for a total output of 540 watts. (How to annoy fellow campers in 1 easy step).
The Ridgeline also has a handy built-in, drainable, water-tight in-bed boot for extra storage.
Inside there is a large display and a digital speedometer. The only analog gauges are for the fuel, and engine temp and the rev-counter.
The Ridgeline will come out in both front and all-wheel-drive configurations.