Honda Ridgeline Wins “North American Truck of the Year” Award
Honda Kicked off the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Style, by Receiving The “North American Truck of the Year” Award for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, vehicles are judged by nearly 50 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.
The 2017 Ridgeline includes a host of industry-exclusive features that helped it secure such coveted award. Amongst those features are its unibody construction, a dual-action tailgate, a built-in trunk, a scratch-and-dent-resistant composite truck bed, and the world’s first factory-installed truck bed audio system. The midsize truck is also the first and only pickup to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
“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,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This is a terrific way to kick off 2017, and we’re looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead.”
It’s worth mentioning this is the second consecutive year Honda has earned the top honor. The Honda Civic won the North American Car of the Year award in 2016. Moreover, this marks Ridgeline’s second NACTOY award, the first coming in 2006, when the Honda Civic also won the 2006 North American Car of the Year.
It looks Honda will need to keep building a bigger trophy case year-over-year!
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