Tokyo motor show.
in Japanese domestic market guise, the new eight-seat Odyssey has
ditched its predecessor’s ‘car-like’ proportions and low-slung seats in
favour of a high-roof shape, a pair of captain seats in the second row
and electrically operated sliding doors.
The Japanese-spec Honda
Odyssey is powered by a 2.4-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder unit, which
develops 173bhp at 6200rpm and is mated to a CVT transmission with seven
‘virtual’ ratios and optional paddle shifters.
Honda says the
Odyssey’s low floor height and high ceiling accentuates the interior
space, with the low floor endowing the minivan with a step height of
11.8 inches at the rear sliding door for easy entry.
highlights include rear air conditioning, a seven-inch audio display
system with six speakers, six airbags and vehicle stability assist.
more luxurious ‘Absolute’ trim, the Odyssey boasts three-zone automated
climate control, automatic LED highlights with active cornering lights
and a multi-view camera system with rearview camera and parking assist.
Honda is yet to confirm whether the Odyssey will be launched in Europe.
Thanks to: Autocar