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Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept Debuts at 2018 SEMA Show

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  1. Hondasxs

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    Oct 30, 2018 - TORRANCE, Calif.

    Headlining a star-studded lineup of vehicles, the Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept took its bow today in the glittering environs of Las Vegas at the 2018 SEMA show. Combining elements of two production Honda vehicles from different genres, the Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept is based on Honda's Ridgeline pickup and its Pioneer 1000 side-by-side to create the ultimate open-air off-road Honda adventure vehicle.
    Designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, the Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept is a physical thought exercise of what the ultimate off-road Honda four-wheeled vehicle could look like. The vehicle combines the utility of the Honda Ridgeline with the off-road ruggedness and extreme styling of the Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side. While the Rugged Open Air Vehicle is a concept, it nonetheless uses existing Honda components, such as modified Ridgeline body and suspension, along with production Pioneer doors and custom designed bed and tailgate panels modeled after the Pioneer. The Ridgeline-based interior has been modified for a life exposed to the outdoors and features a Pioneer 1000 steering wheel adapted to the Ridgeline steering column, along with Civic Type R seats reskinned in waterproof Pioneer 1000 material, smartphone holders from RAM Mounts, and durable paint-on surfaces to protect the exposed instrument panel from the elements.

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    That is effing sexy!
     
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    It’s big!!!! Any specs on it?
     
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    I do not know how to like this... It looks neat but it's not sportier or more practical than a Pioneer.
     
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    Looks BA!
     
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    I can say that I'm not too fond of that. Why not just make the ridgeline a convertible and been done with. It's huge and I don't know that I would want to ride the trails we take in that behemoth.
     
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    Please tell me that's not the talon...
     
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    I don't care for it, but I am glad to see Honda is thinking more about the offroad market. Hopefully these concepts lead to additional SXS models and further improvements.
     
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    It’s a neat design exercise but I wouldn’t buy it.
     
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    More then likely a gimmick to add publicity to the Sxs lineup, which is good thinking. Id bet it’s pretty crude underneath.
     
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    I bet it’s a fancied up Ridgeline suspension, they race them if you google it.


    The interior yeah looks like it’s a design exercise to tie into Pioneer lineup.
     
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    M O A B nuff said.
     
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    Looks like a good
    Jeep replacement
     
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    Some things about this.
    - not road legal.
    - ridgeline wont tow it.
    - based on a mini-van platform (at least the p1k started with the Africa Twin motor)

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    IMO it looks to much like a Big Red in the front. Neat concept and idea but could certainly be more sporty appearing!
     
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    The key questions:

    Will the bed dump?
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    Is the AC still functional?
     
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