Report: Honda Ridgeline Still Headed to Pasture


Even though the Honda Ridgeline will receive a new and an expected bump in gas mileage for 2012, there's word again that its days are numbered, this time according to Automotive News.

Automotive News says the Ridgeline will be discontinued by 2013, which is about the same time our sources said it would be killed .

Honda had hoped to sell about 50,000 trucks per year when the Ridgeline came to market in 2005 for the 2006 model year, but halfway through 2011 only 5,185 Ridgelines have been sold through June. That's down 37.7 percent from the same period last year. Even the Dodge/Ram Dakota is outselling the Ridgeline in 2011, with 8,200 sold year-to-date.

A second-generation Ridgeline was planned, but we .

Another bad omen for the Ridgeline: Honda Performance Development recently replaced California Race & Rally's two-time with a Honda Pilot-skinned racer for the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and 2011 racing season.

What will replace the Ridgeline, if anything? Automotive News says a smaller Honda CR-V crossover-based pickup is being considered.

[Source: Automotive News]


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