The 2025 Toyota Hilux HD meets the all-new 2025 Honda Ridgeline HD in a fantasy land, not the United States.
Throughout the automotive world, crossovers, SUVs, and trucks are worth a lot of dollars and love. Meanwhile, passenger cars lost popularity, especially in places like North America.
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Few automakers dare to keep their passenger car lines intact, with Asian companies being one of the major exceptions. However, in order to survive, they also need to develop a wide range of SUVs, SUVs, and pickup trucks, right?
Look at Toyota, for example. They have a large roster of passenger cars, starting revenue with the more affordable 2024 Corolla line (starts at $21,900), moving through the Prius “Hybrid Reborn,” Camry, Mira, and Crown, as well as the Sienna, and culminating with a trio of GR models — the GR86 , GR Corolla, and the mighty GR Supra.
Likewise, one of their main rivals, Honda, also offers an impressive passenger car lineup – consisting of four compact Civic variants (sedan, hatchback, Si, and Type R), plus two mid-size Accords and an Odyssey minivan. In contrast, the lists of crossovers and trucks are nearly endless — Corolla Cross, RAV4, bZ4X, Venza, Highlander, Grand Highlander, 4Runner, and Sequoia for Toyota, and HR-V, CR-V, Passport, and Pilot for Honda.
As for truck families, there’s always room for more besides the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma plus the Tundra, right? At least, that’s the prevailing opinion in the fictional world of digital car content creators. There, Dimas Ramadan, the virtual car artist behind Designed by DigiMods A YouTube channel has taken on the mission of revealing two high-profile mid-size trucks from Toyota and Honda that could deal a decisive blow to the competition.
That’s weird, isn’t it – a dual HD version of midsize trucks? In the real world, only full-size models like the Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado as well as the GMC Sierra and Ram Trucks have heavy-duty variants. On the other hand, no Japanese enemy had ever dared to enter this sacred double domain of trucks that could tow your house and move your boat from point A to point B without breaking a sweat.
Well, maybe now is a good time to try something else. As such, meet the all-new third-generation 2025 Honda Ridgeline – as imagined by this master of pixels. It not only improves the design of the upcoming new version with a lot of modern cues. But it also takes a swing at the HD Dualy segment by making this version a member of the workhorse package.
Secondly, there is also an opposing force from Toyota. In the second design project video embedded below, the CGI expert decided to try to visualize Hilux’s next mid-size pickup truck, which will soon reach its ninth iteration. Not only that, he also thought it would look cool with an extra set of wheels at the back and the DNA of the Ford Super Duty showing through the CGI profile.
So, what do you think – can Toyota and Honda unleash two midsize pickup trucks with heavy-duty influences and even dual rear wheels to open up a whole new niche where the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, plus Jeep Gladiator won’t be able to reach? Or is this just wishful thinking, firstly because the Hilux has nothing to do with the Tacoma anymore, and secondly because the Ridgeline is a unibody construction – so it would be technically impossible to make it a heavy-duty double-duty pickup truck. ?
(tags for translation) 2025 Toyota Hilux HD vs 2025 Honda Ridgeline HD