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January 4, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Awaits the Debut of the New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda will unveil the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 11, 2016, replacing the award-winning first-generation Ridgeline that has been on the market since 2005.

According to Honda’s website, when the Ridgeline was introduced, it redefined pickups by blurring the lines between full size versatility and compact practicality. The new 2017 model will further improve on the space, comfort and utility that made the original model one of the most forward-thinking vehicles in its class.

Following the 2017 Ridgeline’s world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the all-new model will make its television debut during a 60-second TV spot during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl 50.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Automobile Division, said, “The big game is the largest and most coveted stage to show the truck. Super Bowl 50 is the right time and the right venue to communicate Honda’s continued leadership in light trucks. The multi-platform approach will enable Ridgeline to come out of the gate strong in 2016.”

The new 2017 Ridgeline is set to launch at Honda dealerships nationwide within the first half of 2016, joining Honda’s expanded lineup of innovative light truck models, including the HR-V crossover, the CR-V, Pilot and the Odyssey minivan.

In an article posted on Autoweek, Conrad said, “We developed this new Honda Ridgeline to offer something new and fundamentally better suited to the way many buyers use their truck. Ridgeline will deliver everything you’d expect in a Honda from incredible packaging and fuel-efficiency to top safety technologies and innovative, segment-first features. We’re honored to once again debut the Ridgeline in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.”

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December 19, 2014

Honda To Debut Hydrogen-Fueled Concept Car At Detroit Auto Show

Honda is known for its innovation and environmental leadership, so it’s no surprise that Honda has recently upped the ante for alternative-fuel vehicles with its new FCV hydrogen-powered concept car. According to an official news release, the car will be making its North American debut at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January.

 

Honda FCV Concept
Photo: Honda

 

Honda has been at the forefront of fuel-cell vehicle innovation since the original FCX became the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle in U.S. and Japan in December 2002. In 2008, Honda also became the first manufacturer to create a fuel-cell vehicle dealer network.

 

So what’s new about this car? According to Honda, this FCV will have an anticipated driving range of about 300 miles, it will seat up to five people and it’s intended to have gains in packaging, interior space, performance and cost reduction.

The future may not be as far away as we think! If produced, you can expect this car to be rolling out in Japan as early as March 2016 and in North America and Europe shortly after.