So that means there'll be a new one after all.
The Honda Ridgeline is an unusual truck compared to the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, but it's still a hell of a good vehicle. Yes, it is car-based. It's also got a loyal following that Honda has been committed to since 2005. And now that the current Ridgeline is nearly a decade old, Honda has made the decision not to discontinue it outright but instead replace it with an all-new model. The Japanese automaker has just released this teaser image of the next Ridgeline, due to arrive within two years.
Honda is claiming the new Ridgeline "will play an even more important role in our future product portfolio and strengthen an already class-leading lineup of light trucks." The current model, which shares a platform with the Odyssey and Pilot, will remain in production until the middle of next year. What's unclear is whether or not the next Ridgeline will keep its car-based platform. Regardless, sales of the current Ridgeline were up 29 percent in 2013, a factor that likely helped convince Honda to develop a new model.