2017 Honda Ridgeline Reveal and New Pictures

Love it or hate it, everyone had an opinion on the previous generation Ridgeline pickup truck.  Honda first introduced this unique truck in March 2005 as a 2006 model and many took notice.  Unique in it's use of a unibody frame and loaded with Honda specific content like a side opening tailgate and a "in-bed" trunk, the Ridgeline looked poised to make a significant growth in the truck hungry United States market.  However, sales never really took off as predicted, and despite a heavy cult following, Honda never spent too much more time in R&D on how to make the first generation Ridgeline better.  A costly recession two years later, a tsunami that caused serious production constraints, and record high gas prices certainly didn't help the Ridgeline's case.  So, in 2013 when Honda announced that the Ridgeline production would end, not too many noticed, and less were upset.  Or, at least, that's what we first thought.

In the following two years, we, and Honda, heard from many Ridgeline owners, and potential Honda truck drivers, that they still want a Honda truck solution.  A solution that would offer more traditional truck styling, but still be uniquely Honda.  Reliability, great gas mileage, and rock solid engineering are not qualities that are usually associated with the truck market, especially not among the big three domestics, but it is exactly what Honda has built their reputation on.  Enter the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline.  Not only do we feel that this new truck will be exactly the right solution for most truck drivers in Altoona and Blair County, but we are confident that this new formula will prove to be immensely popular throughout America.

Our local customers use their trucks for general light duty, weekend renovations, trip down to the hunting cabin in Johnstown, haul the family to a football game in State College, and tow the boat over to Raystown.  Few of us use a truck to tow 10,000 pounds, or carry generators and heavy equipment in the bed day in and day out.  If you do, let's face it, you aren't buying a Ridgeline.  But if you are anything like me, you will use your truck primarily to transport you and your family, and a comfortable, safe ride, with great tech features tends to be paramount for that driver.  

Time will tell how the new Ridgeline will sell, but if Honda creates a package of innovation with a more traditional profile and appearance, we are confident this version will be a homerun! 

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