Honda Ridgeline likely to say bye in 2011

The unibody Honda Ridgeline is likely to be killed off after the 2011 model year. Introduced in 2005, the Ridgeline shares the same chassis components as that Acura MDX SUV and was one of the few unibody pickups ever made available for sale in the United States.

“There will be a model-year 2011 Honda Ridgeline but we haven’t announced anything beyond that,” Honda spokeswoman Christina Ra said.

Demand for the Honda Ridgeline never approached that of traditional, full-sized, body-on-frame trucks from the Big 3 domestic automakers. After a minor refresh for 2009, Honda planned no other significant changes

Sales of the Honda Ridgeline hit their peak in 2006 at 50,193.

“It’s a very nice concept, a very nice car. But the sales aren’t so successful,” executive vice president Koichi Kondo said of the pickup in 2008.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoWeek