2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept took its bow 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.

2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept
2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

Designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, the Honda 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 Honda 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.
2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept
2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

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.
2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept
2018 Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

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