The third largest Japanese automaker has recently revealed the new generation Ridgeline pickup truck, during NAIAS in January, and has now turned its attention to the Chicago Auto Show where the model will boast its new Genuine Accessories.
The new Genuine Accessories come with a wide range of black bits and pieces – roof rails, cross bars, fender flares, and a hard tonneau cover. The owners can also order black 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, a die cast running board, two-inch trailer ball, skid plate, and a towing kit. Honda will have the 2017 Ridgeline during the Wind City event later this week to showcase all of the latest bits and pieces. According to Honda R&D Americas, the second-generation Ridgeline has been engineered to provide best-in-class handling, ride quality, cabin quietness, and all-weather capabilities.
Power comes courtesy of a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that is linked either to a FWD or an all-wheel drive system. The latter comes packing a range of selectable modes: Normal, Sand, Snow, and Mud. The renowned for its oddness Ridegline has this time around adopted a more classic stance – but quirkiness still found a way out, with the pickup truck being equipped with the industry’s first in-bed audio system that uses six exciters installed inside the bed wall to deliver the “ultimate tailgating vehicle.”