The manufacture of the new Honda Ridgeline pickup has already started at the automaker’s assembly facility in Talladega County, Alabama.
The automaker announced that 4,500 workers have officially started the production of the 2017 model. According to Jeff Tomko, the President of Honda Manufacturing Alabama, the team’s dedication was celebrated along with the beginning of this production. This model is considered an extraordinary innovation that is certainly going to impress the market. Honda congratulated all associates for their strong orientation towards performance and their dedication to their customers.
Furthermore, the new Honda pickup is announced to exceed all expectations and needs, as this model will surely be more than enough for the taste of every customer. Hopefully, the second-generation Ridgeline will play an important role in the U.S. light truck market. The redesigned Ridgeline has a traditional pickup profile that surpasses its predecessor, according to the company officials.
Plus, this plant is unique, as it is the only one that produces the Ridgeline model. Other models are also manufactured here such as Pilot SUV, Honda’s Odyssey minivan, and the Acura MDX SUV. According to Tomko, by having this particular feature of being the only Ridgeline manufacturing plant, the Alabama plant plays a crucial role in the global operations of Honda.
The company will equip this model with an audio system which is in the truck bed, together with a 400-watt power inverter able to energize a blender, other gameday gear, and a flat-screen TV. Bulky and heavy items will be easier to load because this model has a dual action tailgate which hinged at the left and the bottom side. Last but not least, the model also has the Ridgeline signature in-bed trunk.
According to the secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, Greg Canfield, the three assembly operations across the state are coming with new investment, new products, and new jobs. It means that the company continues to grow and expand by trying to conquer the future market.
The way to improve in such a field is always to come up with new ideas because innovation and originality are the keys to standing out from the crowd. In the following year, the work of the entire Honda staff will surely pay off.