Honda announced the beginning of sales in the North American market, the upgraded version of the Ridgeline pickup truck. The truck got a nine-storyed “automatic” familiar SUV Pilot and Passport, missed basic specifications, added equipment and more expensive. The redesigned pickups will appear in U.S. showrooms Honda on 16 December.
The interior is upgraded Ridgeline has lost the traditional lever of automatic transmission – the management of the new model devyatietazhnyj machine is via a push button selector. Already in the basic configuration, the pickups got the infotainment system with eight-inch display and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto . In addition, Honda promises an opening to a larger angle of the rear door and remote locking of the trunk lid.
The list of standard equipment included electronic assistants Honda Sensing, includes auto brake, adaptive cruise control and lane control. In addition to poor versions of Ridgeline is now available in led daytime running lights and driver’s seat with 8-way adjustment and adjustable lumbar emphasis.
Otherwise, the Ridgeline has not changed: pickup remains uncontested is equipped with a 3.5-liter 284-strong (355 Nm of torque) V6, independent rear suspension, the simplest versions are front-wheel drive, for others have all-wheel drive transmission i-VTM4, able to transfer torque not only between the axles but also rear wheels. In fact, it is gurovska SH-AWD, but with different settings. Still remained and traction control Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) with four driving profiles.
After restyling the Ridgeline kept the variability of the opening of the rear wall and the cover can both sit down and to swing open to the left, facilitating the loading and attaching in the back of the inverter.
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The starting price of Honda Ridgeline in the US, after the elimination of baselines increased by almost $ 4,000. Now the most affordable front-wheel-drive pickup will cost 35 thousand dollars, and for the top version of the Black Edition will have to pay 44,6 thousand dollars.
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