Honda seems to be headed that way, but they think the RL is already tougher than its "sleek styling" would suggest. See this related thread: "Honda gets rugged in new brand campaign"....The new 2021 hood/facelift I've seen in pictures helps, but the vehicle also needs a lift and an overall "meatier" appearance. Hopefully, the 2023 version addresses the looks without messing up the spirit of the Ridgeline. With "tougher" looking styling and an actual advertising campaign featuring the AWD, in-bed trunk, dual opening tailgate, etc. Honda just might real in a large portion of the 90% of buyers the truck is perfect for.
Whether the Gen3 gets lifted or tougher looking is anyone's guess, but I think it makes sense to offer an HPD package that actually enhances off-pavement capability with more ground clearance, skidplates and AT tires. Even so, those "real truck" devotees aren't likely to embrace a pickup with unibody construction, front drive bias, transverse engine and no 4WD Low Range.