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Honda Ridgeline Truck Unveiled at 2005 Detroit Auto Show

January 18, 2005

DETROIT — The Honda Ridgeline truck made its world debut on January 10 at the 2005 North American International Auto Show as American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced plans for the launch of its new truck at Honda dealerships nationwide in March of this year as a 2006 model. Developed as a next-generation truck, the Ridgeline takes advantage of new truck body construction and a steel-reinforced composite bed to deliver capabilities including half-ton hauling and 5,000-lb. Towing. The Ridgeline provies four-wheel, fully independent suspension system combined with an advanced fully automatic four-wheel drive system to deliver improved ride and handling. Other new features include a Dual-Action tailgate and the industry’s first In-Bed Trunk. Highlights of the new Ridgeline truck include:

  • Fully Integrated Closed Box Frame with unit body construction.
  • Next-generation styling with integrated cab and bed.
  • Steel reinforced composite bed with dual action tailgate and In-Bed Trunk.
  • Half-ton (1,100-lb.) bed loading capability.
  • 255-horsepower 3.5L SOHC VTEC V-6 engine.
  • Standard 5,000-lb. towing capability.
  • Independent front and rear suspension.
  • Advanced VTM-4WD four-wheel-drive system.
  • Standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Traction Control.
  • Standard side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, front side airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
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