The Detroit News reports that the Honda Ridgeline isn't going anywhere any time soon. Sage Marie, manager of truck product planning at Honda, has said that the rumors of the vehicle's demise have been greatly exaggerated, and he says that the Ridgeline serves a key role in the company's product line. Marie also said that the truck will continue on into the foreseeable future. That's despite the fact that the model has seen its sales implode over the past few months. According to The Detroit News, Honda only managed to sell 6,500 Ridgeline models through the first nine months of this year.

Last year, the company sold 12,700 units during the same period.

While some of that drop can be attributed to production delays tied to the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan earlier this year, it's difficult to discern how much of the blame lies on a tired product or the continued improvement of fuel economy numbers on full-size trucks. Marie confirms that 2012 will see new aesthetic updates added to the Ridgeline along with the addition of the new Sport model pictured above.


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          Elmo
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          It's a mid-size. Look up the dimensions compared to the Colorado.
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      I saw one of these towing a relatively small boat and the back was sagging so low....thing is pretty much useless if you ask me.
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        i've ridden in one towing a 25 foot boat.. it was scary. felt like we could crash at any time.
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        I've contemplated shooting you in the head in the past...
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      teknikscian
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      I know people bash on these crucks, but I really like them. I picked up one brand new in 2007 when they first came out, and it was perfect for me. I didn't need a 'real' truck, because I don't tow anything ridiculously heavy. However, I was carrying smaller loads like, Home Depot runs, Motorcycle to track days, Miata to track days, bbq supplies, snowboards, surf boards, road bikes and the list goes on. For me, it worked out perfectly, and the little hidden compartment in the bed was magical. I only sold it, because I was transitioning into graduate school. Otherwise, I would still be driving it around. It's most certainly not a truck i would use to haul large loads, but it works well for anyone who enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle, and needs the room.
      Patrick Rutherford
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      If people are buying them where are they?? there are more on the local dealer lot than i think i have ever seen. I have yet to figure out where this "truck" would fit because it really wouldn't work good as a work truck, cant really haul anything with it and dont get me started on the 4x4 system. to me it seems like a over sized elcamino want to be
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        turning a screw for a few hours...at least they have all their screws compared to you who has quite a few missing. The biggest threat to the sanity of this blog is morons like you. ..and this isn't only my opinion, it looks like 80% of the contributors would like you to ride with your asian crap into the sunset (rise)...to be more accurate)
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      Dvanos
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      Really? Who buys these besides pretty boys who don't like to get their "truck" dirty??
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      Polly Prissy Pants
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      Man that's hard on the eyes. The Aztek of pickup trucks.
      DC
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      I really don't see why anyone would be surprised by this news. In Honda land, if the vehicle sucks, they will keep making it, but if people like it, they will let it rot on the vine, barely update it, and then blame slowing sales on lack of demand.
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