Since its release in 2004, the Honda Ridgeline has been recognized by most as a lifestyle pickup — due, in large part, to Honda’s identity as a compact, fuel-efficient vehicle manufacturer. With most die-hard truck aficionados looking to other, more seasoned overland adventure companies to scratch their itch, Honda teamed up with aftermarket manufacturer Jsport for their 2018 SEMA lineup to produce one of the most badass looking Ridgelines we’ve ever seen.
Complete with a menagerie of utilitarian upgrades, the Ridgeline Overland Project — a concept for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition — looks to marry traditional off-road performance with convenient design for long-term off-road adventures. The pickup hopes to make the most of the i-VTM4 four-wheel-drive system and features a slew of new add-ons, donning a pop-up Roof Nest camper, skid plates, racks, off-road tires, equipment carriers, and an onboard generator to make sure your overlanding expedition stays on the right track. The Overland Project is new territory for Honda that’s being showcased along with a few other off-road Honda concepts at SEMA in Las Vegas this week.