Although we wanted it next season, it seems like Honda is not adding Type R badge next to its Ridgeline. In the matter of fact, some rumors are saying that the company is not even considering it. On the other hand, there are more positive opinions about the arrival of performance-oriented pickup. Well, it should come with delay as the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R.
However, when we compare reports, we can’t be so confident about this truck. Honda is somehow laid-back in this segment. Ridgeline is one of the leaders in the market, but it loses the battle in North America. On the other hand, these tuned pickups are very popular nowadays. Ford will probably add Raptor versions for F-150 and Ranger, but the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would be more like F-150 Lightning or Chevy Silverado SS.
Speculations about 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R are going so far and we already can read about the possible price. The release date is more predictable. Well, 2020 is the year we talk about, so reviews are weighing if the truck is coming then or later. However, some other models waited for few years to see Type R version. So, we are happy to hear there is a plan to launch it. At this moment, it is not likely, even for 2020. But, we could see at least a debut of a concept.
On the other hand, the situation with a price is the same. Experts only compared it to the premium version of Honda Ridgeline – Black Edition. Definitely, Type R will cost more. But, the truck is not going to exceed $50,000 without extras.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R Engine Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be more potent engine than on the most other vehicles from the same company. The carmaker is producing racing cars, but this truck will be one of the most powerful street-legal models. On the standard unit, a 3.5-liter V-6 is capable to produce 280 hp and 262 pound-feet. For Type R special tuning will take place to boost the output over 450 hp. Also, torque will also be around 420 lb-ft.
With such improvements, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R will sprint to 60 mph in just 5 seconds or even faster. Top speed is probably going over 160 mph. Of course, the truck will use an AWD and special suspension setup to be more capable to tow and ride off the road.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R Interior and Exterior Updates
Outside and inside the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R we will see a lot of upgrades. All Type R cars have special aerodynamic features. These are not only there to make a vehicle more attractive, but also functional. Larger air intakes, special bumper which is similar to Civic Type R, and special red and black details are exterior highlights.
In the cabin, 2020 Ridgeline Type R will be even more luxurious than the Black Edition. The base model is one of the most elegant trucks on the market. With upgrades, such as larger display and various hi-tech equipment, the interior is going to be stunning. Everything will be performance-oriented, from flat-bottom steering wheel to sporty dashboard.