The 2018 Honda Odyssey has just debuted at the2017 North American International Auto Show on January 9. This is the 5th-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey and is Honda’s latest offering in the minivan market. The latest iteration of the Odyssey will look forward to providing a more family friendly vehicle full of the latest technical gadgetry. No major changes in the exterior have been noted, however, with the new fangled grille being somewhat reminiscent of the Honda Pilot, which is a bigger car.
2018 Honda Odyssey: Specs and Features
The new 2018 Honda Odyssey will retain the 3.5 Litre V6 engine with Earth Dream technology and a tweaked output which increases the output to around 280 HP and a torque of 250 lb-ft. A standard10-speed automatic transmission will come standard, a change from the earlier option of an add-on.The previous six-speed automatic gearbox has been dumped in favour of a new nine-speed unit while more expensive models will feature a redesigned 10-speed automatic. When combined with a stated weight reduction of nearly a 100 pounds, the car is slated to be a very efficient machine in the city.
2018 Honda Odyssey: Reworked Seating
Like all previous generations, the 2018 Honda Odyssey will ensure a comfortabletrip for a big family. In a reworked seating arrangement, the middle section can now be positioned farther forward allowing extra space for a child occupant.Now, with the centre section removed, the outboard seats can be brought together, both of them sliding toward the centre. That will allow greater access to the third-row ad ensures that the seats do not fold away. Besides, either of the outboard seats can be moved over into the middle position, and the side-to-side levelling of the seats happens increasingly easily. This new multi-position second row is trademarked by Honda and is called Magic Slideseats.This new feature will be featured as standard equipment.
2018 Honda Odyssey: Better Interiors
The interiors have been worked upon to allow better monitoring of all occupants while seated comfortably at the driver’s seat.CabinWatch is a new feature where an infrared camera located in the overhead rear-seat-entertainment system can provide both the driver and the front-seat passenger with a view of everything happening in the rear. To allow better monitoring, this image can be projected on the dashboard’s central display screen, as reported here. A newCabinTalk feature ensures that the driver’s voice can be heard even over headphones via a dedicated microphone. A 10.2-inch touchscreen TFT display completes the infotainment package. Safety features include adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation and a new rear cross-traffic alert. Also added is a blind-spot monitoring system.
2018 Honda Odyssey Price and Launch dates
The new 2018 Honda Odyssey will come for around$30,750 for the base model. It is expected to face honda odyssey competition from the likes of theChrysler Town & Country, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna. We expect a launch sometime later this year or early next year. What would you like to see on the new car? Let us know below in the comments section.