- Apr 9, 2010
Honda Ridgeline may not return after 2012
2009 Honda Ridgeline – Click above for high-res image gallery
What will become of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck after the 2011 model year? Honda isn't saying, other than to confirm earlier reports from the Chicago Auto Show that "there would be no significant change to the Ridgeline through the 2011 model year." That said, PickupTrucks.com has apparently heard from reliable sources that Honda's innovative unibody truck won't be renewed for another go 'round after the present model's rapidly approaching expiration date.
It's no secret that the Ridgeline has failed to live up to Honda's lofty sales goals of 50,000 units per year. In 2009, Honda moved just 16,464 total units, which may not be enough to justify the expense of a major remodel. Alternatively, Honda may be taking a wait-and-see approach to the compact pickup truck market – just in case there's a rebound from the current segment-wide sales slump. Stay tuned.