We all know Odyssey as a family minivan that can haul almost entire soccer squad and still look gracefully while driving through the neighborhood. We loved and still love it and its desirable driving mechanics with a resourceful and sturdy inside and plenty of usable area. Honda has prepared 2018 model year of Odyssey which looks refreshed and better than ever where the new model will definitely come with sharper lines and more aerodynamic look. Honda will also equip this car with better engine performance along with the improvements in the interior of this car. There have been words that new Odyssey will be even more comfortable inside, with better seats and more space if this is even possible, but keep reading for the detailed info.
2018 Honda Odyssey interior redesign
Interior of 2018 Odyssey will be packed with new stuff and we can say you that more has been done inside of the vehicle than outside, but that is not necessary bad news. What Honda wants you to obtain thrilled around is its brand-new Magic Slide second-row seat which allows for very easy reconfiguration depending upon your need, whether it be accessing the third row despite having 1 or 2 child seats already mounted in row 2, or the standard usage where the vehicle driver’s side seat is slid totally onward with the seatback slanted onward for easy access to the 3rd row.
Additionally in the cabin, you’ll locate some connectivity choices that will certainly make it simple to keen eye on those in the back. One of these is CabinWatch, which uses a camera to check the rear two rows, forecasting the picture on a display screen at the front. There’s also CabinTalk which enables the chauffeur or front-seat traveler to easily talk to second- and third-row guests though the audio speaker system.
Honda also uses a variety of digital driving aids as standard on trims expected to stand for 95 percent of sales. These consist of collision warning, flexible cruise ship control, lane separation caution.
In the video bellow you can see how does it look like.
Changes in exterior
Exterior of this great MPV will change but not to much. It will be in a ballpark of a slight refresh than a completely new design. The base shape will mostly stay the same, yet new version will absolutely have sharper lines as well as more wind resistant look.
Only Honda can make the minivan class vehicle to look sporty enough, and that is just what they did with the new Odyssey. Huge grill and big LED headlights became Honda’s trademark, so the Odyssey is no exception. Large doors immediately tell you that this is really intended to be a family car. The platform is the same as the Honda Pilot but introduced a lot more of aluminum components, which should make it up to 500 pounds lighter than before. Lighter car should improve noise, vibration, and harshness standards as well, so the ride should be more comfortable. Dimensions will remain roughly the same as at the previous model and the back door will remain slide.
Engine that will power the front wheels remain to be 3.5 L V6 with Earth Dream technology, which produces around 280 HP and a torque of 250 lb-ft. With small tinkering around engine and gearbox we can expect a little more squeezed out of it but that remains to be seen. Transmission will be 10-speed automatic as standard, which was offered as option in previous model, and possibly ZF nine speed gear shift as an option. Because of its lightweight body it is most likely to produce a high mileage and an excellent performance, plus if the engine gets played with, its rating would be around 21 mpg in city and 32 mpg on highway.There are also some indications that hybrid option will be available.
2018 Odyssey release date and price
New 2018 Honda Odyssey had its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2017 and should hit the market this spring.
Price tag of this family friendly car is estimated to start at $30.450 and top at $45.925, roughly with top trim accessories added.
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