At the North American International Auto Show, the Honda Ridgeline narrowly beat out competitors such as the Nissan Titan and even the prestigious Ford F-Series Super Duty truck for the highest honor Detroit offers for the pickup truck segment – the Truck of the Year award. The win was a result of a massive design overhaul for the 2017 model year, which resulted in American consumers developing a renewed interest in Honda’s Ridgeline.
“The Ridgeline has been incredible for us,” Executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. John Mendel stated, commenting on the Ridgeline’s unprecedented success. “Consumers love it. It’s been virtually sold out since we introduced it here last year.”
The redesigned 2017 Ridgeline went on sale last summer after being produced at Honda’s plant in Alabama’s Talladega County. The pickup was designed to look more like a traditional U.S.-made truck and touted through advertising as the ultimate tailgating vehicle.
The Truck of the Year Award was judged by a panel of 60 specialists who analyzed vehicles based on design, innovation, performance, technology, value, safety, and driver satisfaction. The Honda Ridgeline’s win, especially over an American truck like Ford’s F-Series family, signifies the incredible splash the Ridgeline has made in the American market.
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