Bianchi Honda gets First Look at the Redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Last month, a couple of people from Bianchi Honda got to travel to San Antonio, Texas to get a hands-on first look at the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline’s new makeover was debuted at the 2016 North American Auto Show in Detroit. After a three year halt on production for the redesign, the 2017 Ridgeline is due to arrive at dealerships across the nation come mid-summer.
General Sales Manager Eric Amann and Sales Consultant Josh Elliott represented Bianchi Honda in San Antonio at the Rio Cibolo Ranch for a first-look at the new Ridgeline. Despite the weather during the trip, Eric and Josh were sure to make the most during their test drive experience. The trip also included sales training and a comparison of the Ridgeline’s competitors in the mid-size truck segment.
Eric and Josh both agree that the new Honda Ridgeline is above and beyond what it’s competitors can offer. “Honda is gearing up to take over the mid-size truck segment,” says Josh, “The Ridgeline is hard to compete with and has the best handling and ride with styling matched by no one.”
The truck-bed audio system is a first for any pickup, utilizing up to 540 watts of power to pump sound out of the bed out of six exciters located inside the bed walls. Along with the truck-bed audio system, the 2017 Ridgeline also comes standard with a dual-action tailgate, an in-bed trunk that can double as a cooler for tailgating, and a multi-angle rear-view camera with guidelines.
Production for the Ridgeline in Alabama began in early May. “Today we celebrate the dedication of our Alabama team in bringing a very innovative new pickup truck to market,” said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA on the first day of production. “I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to our customers as the Ridgeline returns with new features that will deliver even more of what today’s truck customers want and need.”