2017 Honda Ridgeline to debut at 2016 Detroit Motor Show

The more conventional looking second generation Honda Ridgeline will make its debut on the first press day of the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.

The new Ridgeline teaser reveals a more conventional body style for Honda’s new pickup truck, which follows on from the original that debuted in 2005.

Again developed and engineered in the US, the new Ridgeline will be built in Lincoln, Alabama. Expect it feature a V6 engine and all-wheel drive.

The dividing line between the main cabin and the cargo storage tray indicated that the rear section of the car may adopt a body-on-frame architecture, similar to setup used in Australia’s car-based “utes”, the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

The 2017 model year Honda Ridgeline will go on sale in the US during the first half of 2016, and will star in a commercial to be aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl 50 on February 7.