At the recent 2016 SEMA show a few weeks ago, Honda unveiled a concept it referred to as the Baja Desert Race Truck – which used the company’s upcoming Honda Ridgeline truck as an underlying platform. The 2017 production version of the Ridgeline is due late next year, but through the Baja Desert Race Truck, viewers get a glimpse of things to come.
The concept race truck signals Honda Performance’s return to truck racing. Honda says the Baja Race Truck will be driven by John Proctor in the SCORE Baja 1000. The company has not participated in the truck segment of the Baja desert races since 2012.
However, despite excitement over the Ridgeline Baja Desert Race Truck, many in the industry are looking forward to the Detroit auto show in January 2016, when sources say the production model of the Ridgeline will finally be available for public eyes. What we do know so far, however, is that the 2017 Ridgeline will feature a similar top, side, bed, and front as the Baja version.
While Honda stays quiet about what the interior and performance aspects of the Honda Ridgeline truck will entail, the Baja Desert Race Truck has given enthusiasts a sneak peak at what we can expect from the upcoming, all-new truck.
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