Honda is well-known automobile manufacturer in the pickup truck market, and their Ridgeline lineup is the best they have got. But Type R model haven’t been launched for a couple of years, so Honda has decided to launch the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R by 2017. This pickup truck is still in development stage, but it will hit the production stage at beginning of 2017.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R: Upgrades and Features
This kind of the pickup truck is always in high demand and 2018 model might boost up the position of the model in the market. Honda hasn’t announced any details of the truck, but some journalists are suggesting that Honda will integrate some new changes that would take the car to a whole new level. Although it will retain its old traditional look, it will be far more sophisticated and powerful than the previous version.
Honda will surely adorn the 2018 Ridgeline Type R with some vital improvement so that it can produce better outlook and performance. The exterior design will get many upgrades without dissolving the fundamental perspective. There is a possibility that Type R might get an on the frame or uni-body framework although there is no confirmation from Honda.
Aluminum body part will be standard in Type R and this time, it will integrate into slight sleek and classy structure. It is expected that it will get a lightweight fender along with LED front light and modified creased beltline. Rest of the body parts will remain almost same, but there is a rumor that it would get full-size cargo bed with many refreshments.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R will make its entry in the market with top notch cabin modification that will make it buyer drool over it. The dashboard and various other will be integrated with high-end technical features like 8-inch display with touch screen, triple zone air conditioner, power adjustable seats, smartphone connectivity, GPS navigation, etc.
The seating arrangement will remain same thus retaining the old space management. Type R won’t compromise in its entertainment feature so it is expected that it will carry upgraded infotainment, robust audio system, modern music connectivity, etc. Essential safety and security system will remain standard in this model, but one can add more safety features.
Under The Hood
Since there isn’t any detail about the power train of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R but car experts are suggesting that it might adopt a 3.5-liter direct injected turbo V-6 engine that has the capability to produce more than 350 HP. Although it is too early to comment on the engine detail, customer might get an option while choosing an engine. For transmission system, it will get six-speed automatic along with FWD and AWD. The mileage will be a highlighting feature of this truck so it would be slightly higher than its predecessor.
Estimated Price and Arrival
According to rumors, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R will enter the showroom by the mid or end of 2017 although the exact pricing is yet to be known. Some reports are suggesting that it will cross the bar of $30,000.