Honda discontinued (temporarily) the Ridgeline pickup following its 2015 run. It really had no choice, as the uni-body pickup never really took off, mostly due to its limited capabilities as a truck. Sure, it was a great truck to cruise around in, but not one in which you would think to drop a few hundred pounds of gravel.
Honda hopes to change all of this with the new-generation Ridgeline that it previewed at the Chicago Auto Show at the beginning of this year. To date, we have yet to see the new Ridgeline in the metal, as all Honda showed us in Chicago was the above sketch. This will change come November 3rd, as Honda will debut the new Ridgeline Desert Race Truck at the SEMA.
It is unclear just how much of the production model this racing truck will keep, but chances are there will be many liberties taken. At the very best, this will give us a small glimpse into the design language of the new Ridgeline.
Honda’s SEMA press conference will start at 9:35 a.m. PST on November 3rd, so we don’t have too much waiting left. Honda will show off several other cars at the Las Vegas-based show, including several HR-V-projects, the refreshed 2016 CR-Z, a modded-up 2016 Civic Sedan, a Pilot with a bunch of Honda accessories, a Pioneer 1000 side by side, a Moto GP Race Replica R213V-S, and more.
Stay tuned for more details, as we’ll update you with the specifics of all the important SEMA-bound models.