The brand-new 2021 Honda Pickup Truck could happen in the near future. We are not talking about the Ridgeline model, but about new and smaller pickup. According to various reliable reports, Honda’s new model will be based on the HR-V crossover. Interestingly, but the brand’s first model was the T360 kei truck.
The manufacturer that is known for models such as Accord CR-V and Civic started its journey with a pickup truck. At this moment, Ridgeline is the only Honda’s pickup truck. That is about to change, and the new Honda Pickup Truck will arrive with unibody architecture and familiar design language.
Honda Pickup Truck Styling and Dimensions
The upcoming 2021 Honda Pickup Truck is just a possibility at the moment. However, it makes perfect sense. Whatsoever, manufacturers such as Ford, Hyundai, and VW are all interested in making the unibody truck. On top of that, new models will become available by the end of 2021. As for Honda, the Japanese manufacturer is silent on this topic. To this day, we have seen a lot of interesting renderings. New Honda Pickup Truck will be smaller than the mid-size Ridgeline model.
Moreover, the new pickup will be based on the HR-V crossover. Look at it as an HR-V model with a truck bed. Of course, Honda Pickup will be slightly longer than the HR-V that is 172.2 inches long and 70.2 inches wide. That means the new brand’s model will ride on the same but extended platform as its crossover sibling.
Possible Engine Options
This is an interesting category for plenty of reasons. New 2021 Honda Pickup Truck rides on the same platform as the HR-V crossover. Whatsoever, complete pickup is based on this model. That means the two will share the same powertrain options. However, the reality is different. For example, HR-V in the United States offers a 1.8-liter engine with 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. Despite its superb CVT transmission, this is not enough for a pickup truck in America.
Furthermore, even a 1.5-liter turbo engine isn’t good enough. That leads us to 3.6-liter V6 gasoline. This engine is capable of producing 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The same output powers Honda Ridgeline pickup, and that could be a problem. Honda needs to deliver something that departs from the Ridgeline truck in every possible way. For that reason, possible engine options will remain a mystery.
2021 Honda Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The Japanese manufacturer has no plans to sell only one pickup truck in the U.S. next year. Of course, we are talking about the Ridgeline model. For that reason, the 2021 Honda Pickup Truck will soon enter the production. It is a unibody truck, so Honda follows the same steps as Hyundai, Volkswagen, and some other manufacturers.
Honda’s new model will be based on the HR-V crossover that costs $24,000. Of course, the unibody pickup will cost more, so the price should begin at around $30,000. The sales will begin in the second half of the next year, and we are yet to find out all of the vehicle’s details. That includes its specs, trim levels, and even its name.