The 2017 Detroit Auto Show is just one of the many more to come this year and it's off to a very good start as it has already surprised a lot of people. Despite having heavy competition, the Honda Ridgeline came out on top as it earned "Truck of the Year" award in the event.
Honda Ridgeline: Truck Of The Year
According to report, the Honda Ridgeline went up against the Ford F-Series Super Duty, Jaguar F-Pace, Mazda X-9 and Nissan Titan Pacifica. It was also mentioned that 60 automotive journalists were selected to be the judges in the North American Car, Truck Utility Vehicle of the Year awards. Accordingly, one of the requirements for vehicles to be able to join is for them to be changed in a significant manner or be basically new.
Not The First Time
Apparently, this is not the first time the Honda was able earn a prestigious award from the North American Car of the Year event. According to report, this is the second time that Honda was able to get the top honor from the event as the Honda Civic was named Car of the Year the previous year.
Honda Is Off To A Good Start
After earning the Truck of the Year Award for the Honda Ridgeline, it looks like the automaker is off to very good start this year. "This award is a prized validation of the innovations and advantages the Ridgeline offers midsize pickup truck customers and great recognition of the American development team's work. This is a terrific way to kick off 2017, and we're looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. in a report.
What's Next For Honda?
Aside from the Ridgeline, the CR-V has also been launched and the 2018 Odyssey minivan is also displayed in the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. For now, fans and enthusiasts can check out what else Honda has to offer at the event where more announcements are likely to be made in the coming days.