The Honda Odyssey has been around internationally for five generations. Over in American it is considered to be the retail best-selling minivan in the country ten years running. To keep it up to date for the 2021 model year the Japanese brand has decided to give it a couple of upgrades just in time for the 2020 New York Auto Show.
Most of the major upgrades done to the Japanese minivan can be seen at its front end. The Honda Odyssey, takes a page out of the design book of the Civic and Accord and sports the ‘Solid Wing Face’. On top of the new facia a new pair of more powerful and sleeker LED headlights have been added to the minivan. Complimenting the look is a new redesigned blackout grille that looks similar to its sedan siblings. Even The lower front facia gets a rework with a larger center inlet and a new pair of fog light housings to complete the look.
Moving onto the rear of the Odyssey and not much has changed, it still carries over the same look as the pre-updated model with only a new gloss black trim differentiating it from the older model. New standard features have also been added to the minivan’s Elite variant. It now comes with a new set of 19-inch wheels and with auto-dimming side mirrors.
More safety features have been added to the Japanese minivan with the inclusion of Honda’s Sensing safety suite and driver-assistive technologies for all variants. Having access to the safety suite gives the user access to Adaptive Cruise Control, Low-Speed Follow, and Pedestrian Emergency Braking. Other new features for the vehicle include a rear-seat reminder system that prompts the driver to check the rear seats of the vehicle before exiting and a camera that displays the rear seating area. The camera is a great way to monitor your kids on long drives.
On the inside the Honda Odyssey gets revised climate controls, new easier to fold second-row seats and special leather seats with piano black trim for the top of the line variants.
Power remains the same as the vehicle is powered by the familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that pushes out 280hp that comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Honda says that the Odyssey will go on sale sometime in 2020. There is no word yet if this version of the Japanese minivan will be making its way into the Philippines any time soon.