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2018 Honda Odyssey minivan breaks cover at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Honda finally presented the new 2018 Odyssey minivan during the 2017 North American International Auto Show, currently held in Detroit. Already popular with customers for seven years now, the 2018 model year is expected to offer new features and different technologies.

The design of the 2018 Odyssey sports a more contemporary style which utilizes the flying wing grille on the front with the LED headlights on each side. It has the Active Shutter Grille which helps enhance fuel efficiency especially when cruising. The trademarked lightning bolt beltline is still there but it has a design element that is more elegant. On the rear section, the taillights also utilize LED and a hands-free power tailgate has been equipped to it.

The highlight of the 2018 Odyssey is the in-vehicle connectivity which brings the family connectivity concept to new heights. Because it offers what may be the quietest cabin in its segment, conversation among occupants is easier. Enhancing the experience are the different connected-vehicle technologies and features. Connectivity for example is now available as 4G LTE.

One new feature is the new display audio which, in addition to having a new operating system, uses app tiles that can be customized and menus being more intuitive. The various operations are managed through the high-resolution 8-inch touchscreen. This system is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Another innovation inside is the Magic Slide seats for the second row. It not only allows easy access to the seats in the third row but it can be rearranged to maximize passenger comfort. Four modes are offered for this system which are Easy Access, Buddy, Super, and Wide. Under Wide mode for example, it makes it possible to remove the center seats. It also allows the two outboard sets to be positioned in a more outer place ensuring that the center is wide enough to walk through.

For trims EX and higher, it will include as standard the Honda Sensing, a wide range of advanced driver-assistance and safety technologies. These include Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Collision Mitigation Braking System. With the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure plus advanced airbags, Honda hopes to get the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS and 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from NCAP.

Powering this minivan is the i-VTEC 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with the 10-speed transmission.

Honda revealed that the 2018 Odyssey minivan will be launched at authorized dealers across the U.S. this coming spring. Since 2010, the Odyssey has been the most popular of minivans with customers on an annual basis. It was first released in 1994 and it estimated that almost 2.5 million units have been sold in the U.S.

Honda finally presented the new 2018 Odyssey minivan during the 2017 North American International Auto Show, currently held in Detroit. Already popular with customers for seven years now, the 2018 model year is expected to offer new features and different technologies.

The design of the 2018 Odyssey sports a more contemporary style which utilizes the flying wing grille on the front with the LED headlights on each side. It has the Active Shutter Grille which helps enhance fuel efficiency especially when cruising. The trademarked lightning bolt beltline is still there but it has a design element that is more elegant. On the rear section, the taillights also utilize LED and a hands-free power tailgate has been equipped to it.

The highlight of the 2018 Odyssey is the in-vehicle connectivity which brings the family connectivity concept to new heights. Because it offers what may be the quietest cabin in its segment, conversation among occupants is easier. Enhancing the experience are the different connected-vehicle technologies and features. Connectivity for example is now available as 4G LTE.

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Honda debuts the 2014 Odyssey in Japan

The Honda Odyssey minivan built for Japan is more interesting and definitely more advanced than the minivan that came out in the U.S. this year. While the U.S.-market minivan came with a vacuum cleaner as a new option, the all-new fifth-generation Odyssey minivan for Japan has new seating configurations, sophisticated tech features, a totally new platform that comes with an ultra-low floor layout.

As a result, its interior is quite spacious. The JDM Honda Odyssey is much smaller than the U.S. Odyssey so it’s to be expected that the Japanese van isn’t equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine used by the U.S.-market van. Rather, it features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (included in Honda’s “Earth Dreams” engine family) and is partnered with a standard CVT.

The standard model has front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive is optional. The interior of the Japanese Honda Odyssey appears very upscale, particularly if it is given the optional special seating for the second row that doesn’t appear as your usual car seats. They actually appear more like armchairs from your living room. These are dubbed as “Cradle Seats” and could recline because of their articulated backrests.

They also have footrests. The third-row seat is a bit more conventional. It has three sections so that every passenger can recline the backrest to a different angle.

In addition, the JDM Honda Odyssey gets numerous active safety features that aren’t offered on the U.S.-market Odyssey such as a multi-view camera system, an active city braking system, and a Honda Smart Parking Assist System that can steer the vehicle into a parking space. The Honda Odyssey started selling in Japan last week, offered in trim levels that range from B, G, and EX to the top-of-the-range level dubbed Odyssey Absolute.

The Honda Odyssey minivan built for Japan is more interesting and definitely more advanced than the minivan that came out in the U.S. this year. While the U.S.-market minivan came with a vacuum cleaner as a new option, the all-new fifth-generation Odyssey minivan for Japan has new seating configurations, sophisticated tech features, a totally new platform that comes with an ultra-low floor layout.

As a result, its interior is quite spacious. The JDM Honda Odyssey is much smaller than the U.S. Odyssey so it’s to be expected that the Japanese van isn’t equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine used by the U.S.-market van. Rather, it features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (included in Honda’s “Earth Dreams” engine family) and is partnered with a standard CVT.

The standard model has front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive is optional. The interior of the Japanese Honda Odyssey appears very upscale, particularly if it is given the optional special seating for the second row that doesn’t appear as your usual car seats. They actually appear more like armchairs from your living room. These are dubbed as “Cradle Seats” and could recline because of their articulated backrests.

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Ad campaign for 2014 Honda Odyssey to feature HondaVAC

To further increase the appeal of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the carmaker has added a built-in vacuum in the minivan -- the HondaVAC. This on-board vacuum cleaner is highlighted in Honda's ad campaign that will kick off new week, wherein animated "spokescrumbs" will fall victim to the HondaVAC .

Providing voiceovers for some of the animated creatures are actors Rainn Wilson of "The Office" (gummy bear) and Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" (ball of lint).

The three TV commercials created by ad agency RPA happens on the floor of the Odyssey, where the spokescrumbs are having a good time, that is until HondaVAC sucks them up. In a spot titled "Owners Manual," the tiny creatures are reading features of the minivan until they come to the page about the HondaVAC, leading one of them to say, "This sucks." Then the spokescrumbs were sucked into the vacuum cleaner.

In another spot titled "It's Here," a French fry, an elephant cookie and a ball of lint with what seems like two Froot Loops were enjoying movies and music from the back seat. Then a green gummy bear warned that the end is near. "We're all doomed," the bear said, before they were sucked in by the HondaVAC. The new Odyssey ad campaign will be featured online, in print and on network and cable TV.

According to Tom Peyton, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. who oversees advertising for the carmaker, the HondaVAC elicited positive reactions from focus groups. Honda said that the idea of installing an on-board vacuum cleaner to the Odyssey came from a daughter of a Honda engineer. The HondaVAC comes as a standard in the top-of-the-line Odyssey Touring Elite trim, which carries a starting price of $45,280, including shipping.

To further increase the appeal of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the carmaker has added a built-in vacuum in the minivan -- the HondaVAC. This on-board vacuum cleaner is highlighted in Honda's ad campaign that will kick off new week, wherein animated "spokescrumbs" will fall victim to the HondaVAC .

Providing voiceovers for some of the animated creatures are actors Rainn Wilson of "The Office" (gummy bear) and Neil Patrick Harris of "How I Met Your Mother" (ball of lint).

The three TV commercials created by ad agency RPA happens on the floor of the Odyssey, where the spokescrumbs are having a good time, that is until HondaVAC sucks them up. In a spot titled "Owners Manual," the tiny creatures are reading features of the minivan until they come to the page about the HondaVAC, leading one of them to say, "This sucks." Then the spokescrumbs were sucked into the vacuum cleaner.

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2014 Honda Odyssey gets Top Safety Pick+ honors from IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given Top Safety Pick+ honors to the 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan. The updated minivan received a "good" rating on the so-called small overlap crash test, which simulates what may happen if a vehicle’s left front corner collides with an object like an oncoming car, a tree or a pole.

Honda freshened the Odyssey for 2014 by installing a strengthened steel frame and more robust airbags, instead of waiting for the next redesign of the minivan, which is still a few years from now.

Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda Motor Co., said in a statement, remarked tha the carmaker’s commitment to safety is “perhaps best demonstrated by the fact” that they achieved a high standard in a midcycle refresh, referring to the rating received by the 2014 Honda Odyssey.

Honda now has six vehicles that received Top Safety Pick+ honors -- the 2013 Civic sedan and coupe, the 2013 Accord sedan and coupe, the 2013 Acura TL and now the 2014 Odyssey. The company's engineering push commenced in 2009, when IIHS published a research showing that an outsized number of deaths in car accidents were results of small overlap crashes.

The crash energy in these accidents goes around the steel structures that crumple to cushion the blow of a crash with airbags not employing as intended. According to Joe Nolan, vice president for vehicle research at IIHS, Honda took admirable steps to deal with the shortfalls of the Odyssey, resulting to the good rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given Top Safety Pick+ honors to the 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan. The updated minivan received a "good" rating on the so-called small overlap crash test, which simulates what may happen if a vehicle’s left front corner collides with an object like an oncoming car, a tree or a pole.

Honda freshened the Odyssey for 2014 by installing a strengthened steel frame and more robust airbags, instead of waiting for the next redesign of the minivan, which is still a few years from now.

Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda Motor Co., said in a statement, remarked tha the carmaker’s commitment to safety is “perhaps best demonstrated by the fact” that they achieved a high standard in a midcycle refresh, referring to the rating received by the 2014 Honda Odyssey.

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Honda introduced today the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite at the New York Auto Show. Described as the ultimate family vehicle, the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite features sharpened exterior styling and a revised interior as well as core safety upgrades. Set to go on sale this summer, the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite also introduces the all-new HondaVAC, the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.

The HondaVAC was developed in conjunction with industry-leader Shop-Vac and consists of a powerful vacuum, replaceable filter and canister bag, with nozzle accessories neatly integrated into a dedicated space on the driver's side bulkhead of the rear cargo area. In terms of design, the 2014 OdysseyTouring Elite featuers a new sculpted aluminum hood, new aluminum front fenders, a new bolder twin-bar grille, and a revised lower front fascia with integrated chrome-trimmed fog lights.

Moreover, new two-tone housings, darker-finish projector-beam headlight housings, LED taillight bars and new badging are available. Inside, the 2014 Odyssey offers an all-new center stack as well as new features.

Additional standard technology on the Odyssey Touring Elite brings new levels of ease and connectivity to owners, including keyless Smart Entry with Push Button Start, HD Radio, an SMS text messaging function, and HondaLink featuring Aha Mobile interface. HondaLink is also available and enables owners to connect quickly and easily to a wealth of cloud-based content.

Honda introduced today the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite at the New York Auto Show. Described as the ultimate family vehicle, the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite features sharpened exterior styling and a revised interior as well as core safety upgrades. Set to go on sale this summer, the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite also introduces the all-new HondaVAC, the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.

The HondaVAC was developed in conjunction with industry-leader Shop-Vac and consists of a powerful vacuum, replaceable filter and canister bag, with nozzle accessories neatly integrated into a dedicated space on the driver's side bulkhead of the rear cargo area. In terms of design, the 2014 OdysseyTouring Elite featuers a new sculpted aluminum hood, new aluminum front fenders, a new bolder twin-bar grille, and a revised lower front fascia with integrated chrome-trimmed fog lights.

Moreover, new two-tone housings, darker-finish projector-beam headlight housings, LED taillight bars and new badging are available. Inside, the 2014 Odyssey offers an all-new center stack as well as new features.

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The 2013 Honda Odyssey, which gets slight modifications, is just $200 more expensive. Honda had last given this model a major overhaul for the 2011 model year. The base LX model has the same center stack as the higher-trim Odyssey EX. Its standard features include the 8-inch display screen, rear-vie

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Toho Co. has filed a lawsuit against Honda Motor Co. on Feb. 2 for its unauthorized use of Godzilla's likeness in a commercial for the Odyssey minivan earlier this year. Toho is the Japanese film studio that has produced dozens of Godzilla movies over the past six decades. This TV ad, which feature

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In Honda’s latest advertising campaign to launch the redesigned 2011 Odyssey, a younger than usual minivan buyer is the target. In this campaign that ramped up the last week of September, Tom Peyton, senior manager of national advertising at American Honda Motor Co., sees “a great opport

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Honda’s latest minivan named the Odyssey arrives at a time when the segment may be on the verge of collapse. But instead of cowering, Honda went all out in creating the Odyssey. John Mendel, American Honda Motor Co. executive vice president, said that this model is “not your ordinary ki

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September 30 sees the delivery of the revised 11 Honda Odyssey minivan to dealerships by American Honda Motor Company Incorporated. With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $27,800, there is the Odyssey LX for the budget conscious. If you can stretch your budget to $43,250, you

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Putting the details on hold for later, it suffices to say that the Japanese version of the Odyssey minivan is an entirely different model than the one available in the US. The Japanese model is a fourth generation Odyssey which will be available in the Japanese market on October 17, 2008. Honda has

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Honda will commence sales of the new 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan on September 30, now featuring a higher degree of comfort, convenience and efficiency. Completely redesigned for the 2011 model year, the new Odyssey comes with a unique design, better fuel efficiency and superior interior functionality

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