Honda Light Truck Momentum Continues with New Ridgeline Pickup
January 04 2016, Village Honda
MARKHAM, ON., December 18, 2015 – Honda will challenge conventional thinking in the midsize pickup segment with the return of the Honda Ridgeline truck, set to make its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, January 11 at 1:15 p.m. EST on youtube.com/Honda or hondanews.com/channels/ridgeline. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the all-new Ridgeline is the fourth new or significantly refreshed light truck model introduced by Honda in the past 18 months and will hit roads by summer 2016.
“We developed this new Honda Ridgeline to offer something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers actually use their truck,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “Ridgeline will deliver everything you’d expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features. We’re honored to once again debut the Ridgeline in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.”
Honda began the complete remake of its light-truck lineup in the fall of 2014 with the freshened 2015 Honda CR-V. Earlier this year, Honda launched the all-new HR-V crossover, gateway to the Honda truck lineup, and the third generation of its popular Pilot three-row SUV. In 2016, Honda will continue the strengthening of its light-truck family of vehicles with the new Ridgeline and a fully redesigned Odyssey minivan.
Like the first generation Ridgeline, which also debuted at NAIAS, in 2005, the all-new Ridgeline was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in its Torrance, California, design studios and Raymond, Ohio, new-vehicle development center. The Ridgeline and its engine will be produced[i] by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Inc., in Lincoln, Alabama.
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.