Redesigned to make life a little easier for families, the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey was unveiled today at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with new updates to safety, connectivity, and comfort.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey design team presented a minivan that is innovative, sophisticated, and family-friendly with new features on EX and above trims, including the new and easily configurable Magic Slide™ second-row seat; CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies so drivers can see and talk to their passengers; and a connected Rear Entertainment System that allows passengers to watch streaming video through the available in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi. All 2018 models in EX and higher trims will also include the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard features, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
“This new Odyssey raises the stakes for family-friendly packaging, performance, and technology in the minivan segment,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “In all aspects of its design, the new Odyssey is made to keep every member of the family happy, no matter the seating position, no matter the destination.”
Designed by Honda’s North American R&D division, the 2018 Odyssey will be manufactured exclusively at the company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant and its new 10-speed transmission will be produced at the company’s transmission plant in Tallapoosa, Georgia. The 2018 Odyssey is the fourth generation to be manufactured exclusively in North America, and only the second generation designed and developed here. The all-new Odyssey is expected to launch at dealerships nationwide this spring.
Introduced in 1994 as Honda’s first minivan, the Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for seven years running, and the recipient of many awards, including 5-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, a 2016 KBB Best Buy Award, and U.S. News Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families awards for the 2016 model.
For more information about the 2018 Honda Odyssey, please visit www.hondanews.com
Sources: Honda Press Release, CNET, Road & Track