Honda is undoubtedly stepping their foot in creating future vehicles. This can be justified by the upcoming 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R. Honda Ridgeline is probably one of the most popular and preferred pickup truck in the U.S.
This upcoming Honda Ridgeline Type R can be considered as an initial step or a doorway toward the vehicles of next generation. Honda will be bringing in a lot of changes in this model which will characterize a lot of improvements.
Changes and improvements will be both regarding the performance and visuals of this model. So it has been expected that this upcoming Honda Ridgeline Type R is going to look significantly different than its predecessors.
Engine Specs of 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R
The car experts have said that a 3.5 liter 4 cylinder engine will be used which will have a turbocharger, direct fuel injection, and VTEC variable valve timing. This engine will have the potential to produce 295 pound-feet of torque and 350 hp.
A 6-speed manual transmission system will be used for this engine with a front wheel drive configuration. As the new Dual Axis Strut Front Suspension has been said to be used. The suppression of torque steer will be improved.
The rates of improvement in performance have not been known, but some sources have spotted this upcoming Honda Ridgeline Type R being tested.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Exterior design
This next Honda Ridgeline Type R 2018 will feature a host of changes in its outer body. To start with it, the front fascia will be a prominent section featuring refinements. The grille is going to look more aggressive as there will be heavy usage of chrome.
The horizontal slats in its grille will be sleek and more pronounced. The headlights at each side will have a modified design. The design will be in a flow with robustness, use of LEDs will even make it better.
Down below in its bumper, the air intake will be made wider this time. The edges will be completed by aggressive plastic claddings which are going to be continued all the way to its rear portion.
The body portion will be extended and customers need not worry as the space of cargo cabin will also be kept in check. The company might consider using a new set of aluminum alloy wheels for this upcoming pickup truck.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Interior cabin design
Nothing has been known of the interior cabin of this upcoming 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R. According to several car experts, the space in this cabin will be dramatically increased as the body length is going to be extended.
Other than that, new materials for upholstery are sure to be used. There’s one rumor that a 3 area weather management system will be employed. It has been said that the back seats will have a folding function to increase the cargo storage space.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R – Price and Release Date
It is too early for knowing the price of this vehicle and plus; there is no official information regarding its price. It has been expected that this 2018 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be released in the 3rd quarter of 2017.