At 2010 Chicago Autoshow Honda revealed the face of the new generation of the Odyssey van for the North American market as a concept model. Despite being a van, the Odyssey has always had a sense of coolness which made it one of the best selling cars of its type. And it’s boosted in the new model as they’ve given it a sleeker more aerodynamic design which is shorter and wider, and therefore more sporty and dynamic.
The new Odyssey is 202.8 inches long, 78.5 inches wide and 68.3 inches tall, and with a wheelbase of 118.1inches it offers plenty of space inside. Thanks to Honda’s 3rd-Row Magic Seat system you can trade passenger space (up to 8 people) for luggage space and vice versa. The car will also get an updated version of the efficient i-VTEC V6 engine with three-mode Variable Cylinder Management which can average 19 city/28 highway mpg.
“The Odyssey established its reputation by providing families with what they most want in a minivan – great functionality, an emphasis on safety and good fuel economy,” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of American Honda product planning. “Odyssey then further delighted customers with its surprisingly engaging, fun-to-drive and dynamic nature. The next-generation Odyssey promises to take these strengths to a higher level while adding more style and personality.”