Ridgeline sales have been relatively steady for the past 3.5 years, so It's easy for Honda to determine how many 2019's to make to avoid "excess" inventory.My take on the delay in announcement:
1. Excess inventory
2. The gremlins with the infotainment system. My guess is that they wanted to implement the new infotainment system and they tried ironing out the kinks, but ultimately they couldn't do it in time.
I'm taking bets on an early 2021 release.
L limits the transmission to 2, not 3, when accelerating. You can downshift to L at any speed, but the transmission won't downshift to 2 until it's going slow enough that the engine won't hit redline.On the 6-speed the normal D position allows all 6 gears. D4 limits you to gears 1-4. L limits to 1-3.
on low speed descents even in L, you get almost no help from compression braking.
I think the 9-speed is certain to be a significant improvement there.
The Ridgeline's trunk has always locked and unlocked with the doors.I've been reading through the owners manual and it appears that the trunk is also power lock/unlock. Am I reading that right?
There's a difference between unlocking and opening. On all Ridgelines, the trunk only opens by pressing the trunk release button on the trunk lid or inserting and turning the key in the trunk lidYup!
"When you lock the driver’s door with a key, all the other doors and trunk lock at the same time. When unlocking, the driver’s door unlocks first. Turn the key a second time within a few seconds to unlock the remaining doors and the trunk."