It looks like the Japanese manufacturer is going to introduce a hi-performance version of its excellent truck, probably as 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R. This amazing truck has been around for years. The current, second-generation model is present for about two years. It came in 2016, with plenty of novelties. A car-like platform makes it a pretty unique offer on the market, but a hi-performance version would take it to the completely next level. Expect numerous modifications compared to the base model.
First of all, there are some exterior changes to come. Of course, count on some suspension tweaks as well. Finally, there is a complete engine to come, with plenty of power. Latest reports suggest new 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R could come already next year. However, we are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R redesign
The first thing that you’ll eventually notice on the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R would be a new exterior design. Compared to the base model, we will see numerous tweaks. While the base shape will remain the same, expect plenty of new bodywork. Some of the expected novelties are new bumpers, which will be more massive, with a more aggressive stance and bigger air intakes. Also, count on new wheels, as well as numerous other tweaks. In the mechanical aspect, expect to see some tweaks on the chassis, most in terms of new suspension which will provide better handling and overall performances.
The interior design would also come with several changes, which will accentuate trucks sporty character. Expect new trim inside, new instrument cluster and several tweaks on the dashboard. In terms of equipment, we are expecting to see a full load of standard features.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R features
Besides numerous styling tweaks, as well as better performances, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R should also come with a full load of equipment. Most likely, you should count on standard features like 8-inch touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, smartphone integration, navigation, heated seats, LED headlights, driver-seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, front passenger armrest, a power-sliding rear window, parking sensors and plenty of other things. This truck will also come with a full batch of advanced safety systems. Some of the advanced technologies that will be offered are systems like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R engine
The core this hi-performance truck will be a new, powerful engine. To remind you, even the base model comes with plenty of power. It features a famous 3.5-liter V6 unit, which on this occasion delivers around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The new 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R will feature the same engine but significantly tuned up. Some reports suggest even full 450 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque.
This huge amount of power should be enough to provide astonishing performances. Some predictions are that the new truck will be able to go from zero to sixty in about 4.7 seconds, while a top speed should be over 170 miles per hour.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R release date and price
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline Type R will most likely come in the last quarter of the year. Still, we will have to wait for some more time to get the exact launch date.
When it comes to the price, it is still hard to say something more. However, if we presume that a top-level Black Edition trim goes around 44.000, this one will probably go around 50.000 dollars.