Honda has created the world’s largest side-by-side.
The automaker, which can also be one of many prime builders of utility terrain automobiles, has personalized one in every of its Ridgeline pickups with the off-road model of a Pioneer UTV. Honda calls it the Rugged Open Air Automobile idea, which might not be very intelligent, however is completely descriptive.
It’s debuting on the Specialty Gear Markets Affiliation (SEMA) present in Las Vegas, and options the look of an outsized Pioneer — together with the precise doorways from one — proper right down to its open prime roll cage and boxy composite mattress.
The desert runner has additionally been geared up with loads of skid plates, an up to date suspension and the seats from a high-performance Civic Kind R, simply reupholstered in waterproof materials.
Honda hasn’t stated what engine below its jagged hood, however the inventory Ridgeline is powered by a 280 hp three.5-liter V6, and since this stripped down model appears rather a lot lighter, that’s most likely loads.
There aren’t any plans to promote the ROAV (which is a cooler title, proper?), nevertheless it positively lives as much as Honda’s “Energy of Goals” slogan.