2018 Honda Odyssey, American Built for Success
Mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey is underway at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) plant. The new Odyssey is slated to arrive at dealerships later this Spring and will be equipped with all the family-friendly features that make this model one of the most popular minivans in America.
HMA started production of the second generation Honda Odyssey on November 14, 2001. Since then more than 4 million vehicles and V6 engines have rolled off the HMA production line. The new 2018 Honda Odyssey will be the fourth generation model produced at HMA in the past five years. It is also the second generation Odyssey to be fully designed and developed in the U.S.
New innovations at the HMA plant include a new process for the installation of acoustic spray foam that targets 14 areas within the vehicle body. This process will deliver best-in-class cabin quietness in the 2018 Honda Odyssey model. Other updates to the new Odyssey include a 280-horsepower i-VTEC V6 engine paired with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission (exclusive to upper grade Odyssey models). This new powertrain technology is being produced by Honda Precision Parts Georgia (HPPG) and is the first of its kind for front wheel drive vehicles.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey has been designed to perpetuate the love affair Americans have with this family friendly vehicle. It will be offered with a host of new features and technologies including:
- –Magic Slide Seat™ Second Row Seating System – For a new level of versatility in seating and cargo storage configurations.
- –CabinWatch™ and Cabin Talk™ – Allows the driver to keep tabs on second and third row passengers via a 8-inch display screen and communicate with them through the speakers and entertainment system headphones.
- –Rear Entertainment System with Streaming Video – Allows second and third row passengers to stream video for playback on the ceiling mounted, 10.2-inch monitor using the new in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi, public Wi-Fi or the user’s cellphone data plan.
- –CabinControl App – A downloadable app that passengers can use to control the rear entertainment system, rear heat or air conditioning and send destinations to the Honda Odyssey navigation system.
“This is a celebration for our entire Honda team of associates who have been committed to bringing an all-new, high tech, family-friendly Odyssey to our customers,” said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA. “I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to quality for this new vehicle, which ushers in a new level of features and functionality with the goal of creating new value for our customers.”
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