The 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan is now official.
The stylishly sleek vehicle promises the best family friendly features, infotainment and connectivity combined with a solid powertrain. It was launched at the 2017 NAIAS and will be available for purchase in the United States by Spring this year.
A sense of innovation can be experienced with the new Odyssey minivan which brings in fresh and new ideas. The car is equipped with a proprietary Magic Slide second row seat, Cabin Watch and Cabin Talk technologies. The infotainment system is powered by Honda’s own operating system. The fun factor in this large car is equally shared with rear seat passengers using Rear Entertainment System that makes use of streaming video technology on a second screen. The vehicle is connected to 4G LTE technology for the internet buffs and also makes it easy to get information on the go.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan is powered by a 3.5-liter Direct Injected V6 engine capable of producing up to 280 horsepower. The base model uses a nine-speed automatic transmission system while the top end variants is equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission system. The powertrain is mounted on a lightweight chassis which makes the vehicle look sleek and leads to best in-class fuel economy.
The dashboard is dominated by a large 8-inch display that has a 720p HD resolution to display more information at a single glance. The car supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity systems. For users who love analog controls, it has a volume knob that you could use without using your smartphone or the usual remote control setup. The Cabin Watch feature is very much like a rearview mirror using which the driver can watch the rear seat passenger using the 8-inch display. It’s ideal for people who leave their kids in the rear during long trips.
There’s also the Cabin Control and Cabin Talk feature. Being a large minivan, the Odyssey could be difficult to communicate. The talk feature lets you use the rear speakers to convey messages and control lets you optimize temperature, use multimedia content with the help of your smartphone.
Magic Slide seats are strongly promoted as the most unique feature in the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan. It includes an easy access mode, super, wide and buddy mode to make use of the space available.
“Our Odyssey brings the best of performance and technology into a family friendly package. This minivan is unique and will deliver on all ends,” said John Mendel, Executive VP of Honda in the official press statement.