Honda realized that their big old Ridgeline pickup truck is no longer cutting it in this world of F-150s, Tundras and Silverados, and announced a plant to replace it over the next year. The current generation Ridgeline will be gradually killed off and by mid-2014 it will be replaced by the car you see above.
Granted, you can’t really see anything in this teaser picture apart from the silhouette of a pickup truck. But even in that you can clearly notice that the next-generation Honda Ridgeline is going to look sleeker and more modern than the one currently available.
The Ridgeline is a fine truck though, boasting a spacious five-passenger cabin, smooth ride and handling, and half-ton truck capability. The unibody truck also has some segment-exclusive features such as large In-Bed Trunk and dual-action tailgate. The next model will keep all the good things and wrap them up in a more beautiful, more efficient package.
The next-gen Ridgeline is being designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. at its Los Angeles and Ohio R&D centers and will be unveiled next year as a 2015 model.