2018 Honda Ridgeline Changes and Release Date
After getting the launch at the North American International Auto Show in January 2016, the new appearance of the second generation of Ridgeline starts to be obvious. Seeing the former version, we are certainly sure the upcoming 2018 vehicle will have no way distinct improvements. It remains likely that the company will use the same engine like previous. Despite the new coming of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is not too long after the release of the 2017 model, the rumors and speculations telling the car changes have been emerged.
As for the external design, we might not expect any significant refreshments offered. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline will share some styling cues with the current Honda Pilot. In addition, the automaker seems to maintain the unibody style similar to the former model. Thus, the intact bodywork of new Ridgeline will resemble its predecessor, with just minor modifications. Recent news reported, the next vehicle is going to come with a larger dimension as it is enlarged to 5.4-inch in width and 4-inches in length allowing a more spacious cargo.
Moving to inside the cabin, there will be the same technological tools on the infotainment system. An 8-inch display screen is installed on the dashboard panel. In spite of the detailed information on the additional features are still limited, the Honda auto team will try to provide the best service to accommodate the driver and passengers’ needs.
The tweaked version of the current 3.5 liter six-cylinder could be opted to power the new Ridgeline. The current engine has been merely used in the ongoing Honda Pilot but some reports indicate there will be a bit improvement for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Expectedly, along with this engine, the power output might go around 250 horsepower and 247 pound feet of torque. The information on the fuel consumption has not been officially released. As long as the car has nearly got the final development, all the required information on the powertrain will be clear.
The official confirmation on the release date and price list is still unavailable. The latest predictions stated the 2018 Honda Ridgeline could make its debut sometime in the late 2017. As for the starting price, the auto appraiser estimated the value of Ridgeline could go around $30,000 in the US and Canada target markets. Nevertheless, these given information could change at any time along with the new updates.