Toyota has its TRD line, GMC has AT4, Ford has the Tremor and now, according to an announcement made on Tuesday, Honda is getting an off-road-focused trim package with its forthcoming TrailSport line.
What exactly is TrailSport? Well, according to Honda, it's the brand's off-road halo trim for its light truck range (Ridgeline, Passport, etc.) and it will add increased off-road capabilities as well as a more rugged look to models that bear the Trailsport designation. That all sounds cool, but the "more capable" part isn't coming straightaway.
Instead, the first TrailSport models will primarily benefit from an appearance package. Honda says this will include new front and rear styling with durable (read: black plastic) cladding and some interior tweaks like orange stitching and all-weather mats. A Ridgeline Raptor this is not.
Still, the possibilities are exciting. Honda already does an extremely brisk trade in highly specialized and super capable off-road vehicles;(except the side-by-sides like ). The know-how is there; Honda just has to use it.