Patrick Grieve

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, Genuine Accessories on Display in Chicago

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Honda didn’t host any press conferences or debuts at this year’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show, but the automaker did have a sizeable display at the event, with the centerpiece being a blacked-out special edition of the recently unveiled 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition has a sleek and sexy look that was worth checking in-person (though unfortunately, when I asked, I was told they were not providing demonstrations of the vehicle’s innovative in-bed audio system).

Honda also brought along a heavily customized 2017 Ridgeline to Chicago, which was designed to show off the long list of add-ons available for the new truck.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline on the showroom floor featured a variety of Honda Genuine Accessories, including stylish and functional additions like black roof rails, black cross bars, black fender flares, 18” Black Glint wheels with all-terrain tires, and a die cast running board. The custom unibody truck was also toughened up with a hard tonneau cover, a skid plate, a ball mount towing kit and a 2” trailer ball:

2017 Honda Ridgeline with Honda Genuine Accessories

2017 Honda Ridgeline with Genuine Honda Accessories

The redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline will go on sale during the first half of this year. Truck buyers hoping for a closer look can check out both the Ridgeline Black Edition and the Honda Genuine Accessories Ridgeline by visiting the Chicago Auto Show this week, before it closes on February 21, 2016.

Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.