If we can rely on the latest reports, the Honda is seriously considering to introduce a hi-performance Ridgeline pickup. The segment of mid-size trucks is becoming hugely popular once again, so every manufacturer is trying to boost sales with something new. The situation with this model is kinda specific. It is a unibody truck, a pretty rare bird in the segment. Therefore, an off-road performance version doesn’t make too much sense. On the other side, making an on-road performance version has a lot of potentials. Therefore, various reports are suggesting 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R release date to be scheduled for the next year.
This version should come with various kinds of upgrades, starting from a more powerful engine and other mechanical upgrades, visual updates and much more.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R Design
Of course, the overall design of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would be heavily based on base models, but there are numerous upgrades to come as well. Of course, some of the most important novelties would be in terms of the styling. We presume that the new version would come with a long list of new details, with some that are pretty typical for Type R-badged models, such as exclusive white color, blacked grille, hood scoop etc. Also, the 2020 Ridgeline Type R would arrive with distinctive details such as new wheels, exclusive color options etc. Mechanically, the new model is expected to come with a couple of interesting upgrades as well. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is suspension, which would bring this truck closer to the ground and provide a lower center of gravity, better aerodynamics etc.
The cabin of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R should come with a couple of novelties as well. One of the first thing that comes to mind is a lot of presence of red details. This is pretty typical for Type R models. Also, some reports are suggesting a new instrument cluster, which also makes perfect sense. Of course, we also count on upgrades in terms of new color schemes, materials, sporty seats and many other details. Still, the overall cabin design won’t be changed too much. We will see the same overall interior layout, which practically features a crew cab size, with two spacious and very comfortable rows of seating. When it comes to standard equipment, the 2020 Ridgeline Type R should come with some exclusive features for sure, though it is still early for details.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R Engines
This is definitely the most interesting part of the 2020 Ridgeline Type R. Standard models come with Honda’s well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This is a nice amount of power, but definitely not enough for a hi-performance truck. Therefore, many reports suggest that this V6 engine could get the help of a turbocharger, in which case the max output would go over 400 horsepower, maybe even full 450 horses. Also, it would be great if we could see changes in terms of transmission. Standard models feature automatic gearbox, which works great. However, a manual transmission would be a natural choice for a performance version.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R release date, it is still early for details. This version still waits for official confirmation and everything is in the domain of theory at the moment. When it comes to the price, this version would definitely cost much more than the current 30.000 dollars, which is the starting price for base models. Most likely, the new model would cost around 50.000 dollars.