The mid-size Honda Ridgeline is already a class of its own thanks to its SUV-derived construction. With that this unibody-design pickup truck provides almost car-like road manners and interior comfort but can’t match the towing and off-road capability of the old-school body-on-frame models. However, the Ridgeline is still capable of towing 5, 000 pounds and buyer who need more will likely chase some full-size model.
So, the Ridgeline can pull the light trailer and some gear and is also comfortable for passengers while provides greater utility than the SUVs. However, modern buyers love different sorts of the pickup trucks and high-performance and off-road capable versions are also in the focus. Honda already revealed its plan for electrifying its light-truck range and the Ridgeline also falls in that category. But, with the hybrid version in the lineup, the Ridgeline would need a more potent off-road version or the high-performance model to become even more appealing to the buyers.
In that context, after the arrival of the hot Civic Type R the rumors circulating about the Type R-ed Honda Ridgeline. Honda hasn’t commented on the rumors and we haven’t seen any solid proof about the model’s arrival. The road-oriented Ford Lighting and Silverado SS have also been rumored for return and Honda’s truck is rumored to come as the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R.