The Honda Ridgeline pickup has never fit into a category. It's the only pickup for sale today built off a unibody chassis — the same one underpinning the Honda Pilot — and that design gives it a few advantages (ride, handling and a trunk under the pickup bed) along with several disadvantages over traditional midsize pickups. The Ridgeline has never been a huge seller for Honda, and even though sales are up 29 percent this year, Honda has moved just over 16,000 copies, or about what Ford does in F-Series in a week.
As long expected, Honda revealed today that it would stop building the Ridgeline next year in its Alabama plant. The new news: Within two years, Honda will build a successor to the Ridgeline, one with the silhouette shown above — and despite being no more than a few lines, shows Honda may have learned from its mistakes.Read More »from Honda Ridgeline goes on hiatus, new version coming within two years