Honda’s remastered its Ridgeline pickup for 2021, with new looks and interior

Honda is hoping third time’s the charm for its fledgling pickup, the Ridgeline. For the 2021 model year, it earns new truck-like duds to accompany its innovative bed and slew of interior upgrades.

Chief among the changes is a front end and profile that may actually earn a bit of respect from fellow truck owners.

Ridgeline has had a lot of sand kicked in its face over the years (and your author has admittedly done his fair share of the kicking) from shoppers who felt the vehicle’s appearance had far too much in common with the Pilot SUV and, worse, the Odyssey minivan. Oh, the horror.

The 2021 Ridgeline features all-new sheet metal fore of the A-pillars. Design changes include a new hood sporting a pronounced power bulge (insert crude jokes here) and new front fenders that emphasize the squared-off nose and upright grille. That maw is bookended by LED headlights and sits atop broad side vents that route air through the bumper for aerodynamic purposes.

A unique tire-and-wheel set also amp up the visual bellicosity, increasing track width by 20 mm and giving the thing a broader stance. Honda says some of the available rubber options have a more aggressive sidewall and tread shoulder appearance but these all-seasons are still light years away from the likes of a BFGoodrich KO2 or Firestone Destination M/T.

There are a smattering of improvements inside, ranging from an updated infotainment system with new graphics to new cloth seat inserts. The company is also careful to make special mention of a physical volume knob (thank you) plus a variety of new gauges and console accents.

Under the hood is a familiar 3.5L V6 making 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft of torque ashed to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive system can

Driver Of Stolen Pickup Truck In Boston Public Garden Crash Arrested

BOSTON (CBS) – A homeless man has been charged in a horrific pickup truck crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden that left a woman critically hurt. Keith Andrade, 58  was ordered held on $20,000 bail at his arraignment in municipal court Friday afternoon.

According to WBZ-TV I-Team sources, a firefighter left the truck running outside the Boylston Street fire station Thursday afternoon when a man stole it and took off. A short time later, it crashed through the garden gate at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street South.

A woman who had been walking on the sidewalk was pinned under the debris. A nurse and a doctor rushed to help her before she was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“She grabbed the victim’s hand in an attempt to pull her out of the way.  She tripped on her high heel and was consequently unable to get out of the way to avoid being struck,” said prosecutor Colleen O’Neill.

According to the police report, she was entering the garden with a friend when they heard a “loud sound” and saw a pickup truck coming at them at a “rapid rate of speed.” The woman tripped on a high heel and couldn’t get out of the way before she was hit.

Witnesses said the driver, later identified by police as Andrade, simply walked away.

About four hours later, police said they found the man who fit the description of the driver at Washington Street and School Street. When officers approached him they said he gave them another name. Police discovered he had two active warrants for larceny and arrested him.

Man charged with crashing stolen pickup truck into Public Garden fence, seriously injuring pedestrian

A Boston man was charged with stealing a pickup truck in downtown Boston Thursday and then seriously injuring a woman when he crashed the vehicle into a fence at the Public Garden, Boston police said Friday.

Keith M. Andrade,58, is to be arraigned Friday in Boston Municipal Court on charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injury, police said.

The woman, whose name was not released, suffered life-threatening injuries. She was walking near the intersection of Boylston and Charles streets when she was hit around 4:23 p.m. by the dark-colored pickup truck, police wrote in a posting on bpdnews.com.

“Witnesses on scene provided a description of the [driver] who was observed fleeing the scene by casually walking across Charles Street attempting to blend in with the crowd,” police wrote, but officers were not able to locate him despite searching the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Later Thursday night, officers spotted a man who matched the description of the driver walking near Washington and School streets in downtown and started to have a conversation with him, police wrote.

The man “identified himself and officers immediately discovered he had provided an alias,” police wrote.

The man was eventually identified as Andrade,who was being sought on two active arrest warrants. Police determined Andrade was the alleged driver and formally arrested him, police said.

Andrade also faces two pending charges of larceny from a person.

John R. Ellement can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.

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Pedestrian hurt in pickup truck crash at entrance to Boston Public Garden

Pedestrian hurt in pickup truck crash at entrance to Boston Public Garden

Police were investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and pickup truck at one of the entrances to the Boston Public Garden in Boston.

a truck on a city street: A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street

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A photo of a pick-up truck involved in a crash at the entrance to the Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Street

The crash happened at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets just before 5 p.m Thursday.

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Photos from the scene showed the Chevy Colorado pickup truck on

Workhorse surges 16% after President Trump views Lordstown’s EV pickup Endurance at the White House

Endurance electric pickup truck by Lordstown Motors
The Endurance.
  • Workhorse surged 16% on Monday after it was reported that President Trump viewed the Lordstown Motors 2021 Endurance pick-up truck on the South Lawn at the White House.
  • Workhorse owns a 10% equity stake in Lordstown Motors, which is targeting a 2021 launch of its electric pick-up truck.
  • DiamondPeak Holdings also jumped 12% on the news, as the SPAC has previously announced that it will merge with Lordstown Motors, bringing the company public once again after Workhorse spun it off in 2019.
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President Donald Trump’s viewing of the 2021 Endurance electric pick-up truck produced by Lordstown Motors spurred a 16% jump in shares of Workhorse.

Workhorse owns a 10% equity stake in Lordstown, which was spun off as its own independent company from Workhorse in 2019.

Eamon Javers of CNBC tweeted on Monday, “Now pool reporters have been brought out to the South Lawn, where they send this report: ‘The president was already on the South Lawn when we arrived. He is looking at a Lordstown Motors 2021 endurance truck.” The White House subsequently published remarks and video of the company’s visit. 

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Lordstown is targeting a 2021 launch of the Endurance pick-up truck, and is planning to go public with a SPAC later this year. 

Shares of DiamondPeak Holdings also jumped on the news, by as much as 15% in Monday trading. The company said it would acquire Ohio-based Lordstown in August.


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