The completely redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline powers into the U.S. mid-size pickup market this week with manufacturer suggested retail prices starting at $29,475 for the RT two-wheel drive model and $31,275 for the RT all-wheel drive (AWD) version. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda's midsize pickup truck, offering 1,584-lbs. of payload capacity (Note: payload varies by trim level) and up to 5,000-lbs. towing capability.
The new 2017 Ridgeline is powered direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine mated to a wide-ratio 6-speed automatic transmission with new Intelligent Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, AL, will be the exclusive manufacturing home of the 2017 Ridgeline, the OEM noted.
The new 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD will feature what GM is calling a “functional hood scoop” design. More details about this new 2017 pickup truck model – along with its counterpart at Chevrolet, the 2017 Silverado – will be forthcoming shortly, the OEM said. Visit http://www.gmc.com/ for more information.
In May this year, GM said its Sierra Denali HD pickup models accounted for 48% of its total HD retail sales.
Ford Motor Co. is doing something interesting to promote the 2017 version of its Escape SUV; a first-ever “driveable” game that will challenge participants to use the latest technology and features on the 2017 Escape to figure out clues and solve puzzles.
Victor Blake (seen here) crafted this “Escape NYC: An Escape the Room Driving” game in collaboration with New York State’s “I LOVE NEW YORK” campaign. The game takes place this week June 23-26 at Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan within a 35,000 sq. ft. space comprised of five different rooms.
Toyota Motors Co. recently tipped its corporate hat to its Huntsville, AL, manufacturing plant, which has built over 4.5 million V4, V6 and V8 engines for its cars and trucks during its now 15-year history. What was once a cotton field in northeast Huntsville is now a factory staffed with 1,350 workers, encompassing more than 1 million sq. ft. of space, and representing a total investment of $864 million.
The Ram Truck and Mopar divisions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently collaborated to roll out a limited-edition Mopar ‘16 Ram Rebel pickup. Just 500 of these unique pickups, upgraded with Mopar Custom Shop options, will be built this year and will be available for sale this summer starting at $52.460.
The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel marks the first limited-edition Mopar-modified vehicle designed for the truck segment. It starts with the Ram 1500 4x4 Rebel Crew Cab in two color options: Flame Red/Brilliant Black two-tone or Brilliant Black monotone.