2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Reveals New Blacked-Out Grille

High-performance pickup truck 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R could soon become reality. As you probably know, more and more customers are interested in this type of vehicle. One of the models that make the most significant attention is the forthcoming Honda Ridgeline Type R.

Besides sporty appearance, the new high-performance pickup version will be based on the current Ridgeline. However, Type R will get more standard equipment and premium interior design. According to Honda, Ridgeline Type R will hit the dealerships at the end of this year. Basically, many manufacturers are already offering high-performance variants, and we cannot wait to see how Ridgeline Type R will deal with them.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R

2021 Ridgeline Type R Comes With Impressive Sporty Design

In terms of design, the upcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R should provide sportier lines than the regular one. We got some renderings and from them, this pickup looks incredibly attractive. Firstly, the Type R could get better aerodynamics and a couple of new exterior features. It hosts attractive and blacked-out grille and more aggressive bumpers.

As you might know, the same design language can be seen on the new Civic Type-R model. Moreover, both models include a bigger scoop and a recognizable three-section grille. On the side profile, the manufacturer used stylish 19-inch wheels as standard, while there is an option to additionally get more significant 20-inch rims. The rear part will also be sporty thanks to a reshaped taillights.

Upscale Interior

There is no much information regarding cabin of 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R. However, from what we heard, the new Type R will look amazing. The upcoming mid-size pickup truck will definitively come with more premium materials than the standard one. We can expect leather upholstery, a sportier steering wheel, a lot of red accents, and Type R contrast stitching.

Like the regular model, the same layout is present and the R model host roomy cabin for five occupants. You don’t need to worry about comfort and quality inside. Honda has always been very well rated in this department. Moreover, besides the great design inside, we can expect a new infotainment system and better driver aids.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R seats

2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Engine

Unlike the regular model, the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R is a high-performance vehicle that needs more power. The most exciting part of this model is under its hood. From what we heard, the new Honda Ridgeline Type R will use a 3.5-liter V6 engine. As you probably know, the same engine powers the regular model and it delivers 280 hp/262 lb-ft of torque.

However, this mill will see some improvements and it gives better output under the Type R model. Basically, expect no less than 450 hp/420 lb-ft of torque. At this time, we don’t have information on what transmission could be used. However, we know for sure that the all-wheel-drive setup is standard, and it will ensure excellent stability on any type of roads.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R front

Release Date and Price

The upcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R is a pickup truck that will shake the market with its appearance. From the latest news, this model should start at around $50,000. Compared to the range-topping Black Edition trim, which starts at 45,000, the pricing of Type R is acceptable. However, the Japanese company didn’t say anything when we can expect this model.

Generally, according to some reports, the Ridgeline Type R will arrive at the end of this year. Prepare for a tough battle between Type R and models such as Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

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