First Honda Ridgeline rolls off Lincoln assembly line

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) - The first Honda Ridgeline has rolled off the assembly line at the Japanese automaker's plant at Lincoln in Talladega County, which is now the sole producer of the pickup truck.

The automaker announced last March that production of the Ridgeline, first introduced in 2006, would transfer from Alliston, Ontario, making Lincoln the only production site.

The first Alabama-built Ridgeline driven in a Monday night ceremony was an RTL model in sterling gray metallic, equipped with leather interior and navigation system.

The Lincoln plant is now the exclusive global production source of the Odyssey minivan, Pilot sport utility vehicle and Ridgeline pickup.

It also produces each vehicle's V-6 engines.

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