2015 SEMA Preview: Honda to show up in Las Vegas with the Ridgeline concept and more

We’re nearing the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas and all the automakers are announcing their plans for this year’s festivities.

Adding to the list of debuts this year is Honda, who announced to be bringing a new Ridgeline Desert Race Truck Concept, an HR-V Tuner Project Program, an updated 2016 CR-Z and a few other cool concepts.

Honda didn’t quite get into specifics, but the most important bit of Honda’s participation at SEMA this year is the Ridgeline, which they say will provide a strong look into Honda’s new design direction with the next second generation Ridgeline, due for a reveal next year.

Alongside the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck would be four specialized and tuned HR-V models as part of the HR-V Tuner Project Program, and lastly, the updated 2016 CR-Z, already revealed for the Japanese market.

In addition to Honda’s showcase featuring automobiles with four wheels, Honda will also be featuring some highlighted products from their other divisions, such as some two-wheel exhibits.

For the press release, check it out below.


Honda to Showcase Ridgeline Desert Race Truck Concept, HR-V Tuner Project Program, Refreshed 2016 CR-Z and more at 2015 SEMA Show

  • Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck to showcase design direction for all-new Ridgeline pickup debuting next year
  • HR-V project vehicles will bring extreme performance and personality to the compact crossover segment
  • Updated 2016 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe to make first appearance on North American soil
  • Honda Powersports hits show floor, including Moto GP Race Replica RC213V-S, Pioneer 1000 and more
  • Honda to once again host the Honda Soiree at Hakkasan Nightclub

Honda will ignite the floor at the 2015 SEMA Show with a full portfolio of performance products, including race bikes, HR-V project vehicles, and the debut of the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck. The Ridgeline Desert Race Truck will offer a first look at the styling direction of the highly anticipated 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup. The “racing Ridgeline” also marks Honda’s re-entry into Honda Performance Development (HPD)-powered factory off-road racing.

Also within the Honda display will be four Honda HR-V project vehicles, built in partnership with several highly creative U.S.-based automotive tuning houses. The refreshed 2016 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, complete with aggressive new exterior styling details and significantly improved interior, will also be highlighted in Honda’s 2015 SEMA showcase, along with an accessorized version of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan and 2016 Honda Pilot. Further demonstrating the broad range of performance products and racing activities that only Honda can boast, Honda Powersports and HPD will also showcase many of their wares, including the Pioneer 1000 Side-by-Side in matching desert race livery, the Moto GP Race Replica RC213V-S, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing IndyCar display, and much more.

The Honda press conference will begin at 9:35 a.m. PDT on Nov. 3rd at Booth #24887 in the southeast corner of the Central Hall.

Honda will again host the Honda Soiree, this year taking place at Hakkasan Nightclub at the MGM Grand. Credentialed journalists can obtain a wristband to garner attendance at the Honda booth following the press conference.

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– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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