The All New Honda Ridgeline Named North American Truck of the Year!
The All New Honda Ridgeline Named North American Truck of the Year! Last year, we were excited to share the news that the 2016 Honda Civic had been named the North American Car of the Year, but it’s the Honda Ridgeline that has won this year. Last year, the new Ridgeline actually debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where the award is presented. This year, the Honda Ridgeline has been one of the most highly talked about vehicles, lighting up the Superbowl and Rio Olympics with creative ads. Its safe too, being named the Best Compact Pick-Up Truck by Consumer Guide and being named the first and only pick-up truck to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick.
This marks the second time the Honda Ridgeline has been named the North American Truck of the Year; the Ridgeline won in 2006 when the Honda Civic was also named the North American Car of the Year. John Mendel, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. said about the win, “This award is a prized validation of the innovations and advantages the Ridgeline offers midsize pickup truck customers and a great recognition of the American development team’s work. This is a terrific way to kick off 2017, and we’re looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead.”
The North American Truck of the Year Award is not tied to any single publication, radio, or television station and is uniquely determined by an independent group of over 50 members of Canadian and American automotive journalists and media members. The award is determined by multiple factors including innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction, and value.