DETROIT – Just when composite boxes in North American pickup trucks appear to be dead, along comes Honda Motor Co. Ltd. with a design that not only revolutionizes the functionality of a pickup bed but also ensures profitability for suppliers involved in the program. The Honda Ridgeline pickup was one of the most important vehicles unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show, because it is Honda’s first entry in a segment that means everything to Detroit’s auto makers. ...

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