The Honda Ridgeline is among the popular midsized pickup trucks in the market. Despite the dominance of US rivals and competition from the likes of Nissan Frontier the Ridgeline has managed to develop a fan following since its inception. Now that 2018 Ridgeline has received heaps of praise from industry veterans, the possibility of Honda releasing a special and limited edition 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R of the truck is there.
Speculation of Honda launching the Type R edition of the truck is doing the rounds online. It is not impossible given the fact Honda launched the Civic Type R in the US market eventually.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Looks much Sportier
The Ridgeline is unlike most pickup trucks owing to its versatility, excellent ride quality, and utilitarian nature. It is time Honda launches a sports-themed version of it. This could make rivals take notice and Ford may bring back the popular F-150 Lightning and GM may re-launch the Silverado SS.
The design of 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R type is sportier and more aerodynamic than the present version. The grille may be more aggressively designed with the hood having vents for in taking cool air. It may get large alloy wheels and some underbody cladding made of carbon fiber.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Interior
The cabin of Ridgeline Type R is going to sleek and stylish. However, it will not cut down on functionality. You may expect leather seating with red accent stitching. This black and red color theme may be there on dashboard and door panels. The dashboard itself may get some changes.
Safety System and Technology
It goes without saying that type 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be laden with plenty of advanced safety technologies. It will also get amenities in abundance. The new version of Honda link infotainments setup may be used. Support for Bluetooth, navigation and Smartphone are likely to be present. Honda may also pack in an optional premium sound system and a sunroof.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Powerful Engine
The engine of 2019 Honda Ridgeline R type is definitely going to be more powerful than that of the standard version. Like the base one, the Type R may have the same 3.5-liter V-6 unit with some tweaks for enhanced output.
The new model 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R may be laden with an AWD setup. The engine will also come with a better suspension. Honda may also equip it with different driving modes.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R Price and Release Date
The price for the newest 2019 Ridgeline Type R is still a mystery. However, it is almost obvious that Honda a will price it a notch above the regular version. However, it will not be priced as high as luxury trucks such as the upcoming Tesla truck. So, the base price of $48.000 is likely. The release date is unknown. However, for some rumors, the model will debut sometime in 2019.
Summing it up
As a matter of fact, the Japanese car giant has not confirmed anything on the launch of the Ridgeline Type R. The possibility is there and it will be more stylish and feature-packed than the standard version wherever it is launched.
The pricing has to be done right and Honda should offer enough customization choices for the buyers.