2018 Honda Odyssey Debut
The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan has made its world debut at the 2017 NAIAS show in Detroit. This sleek, sophisticated and innovative new family vehicle will be launched at dealerships this spring. It will have a host of new features and technologies including CabinTalk and CabinWatch technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Magic Slide™ second-row seat and rear entertainment system with streaming video.
New exterior design features include a bold and sporty front fascia that conceals a new Active Shutter Grille for improved fuel efficiency when cruising. Sliding door tracks are now hidden in the lower portion of the rear quarter windows. Available rear LED taillights and a new hands-free power tailgate with foot activation also offer a new level of convenience for this model.
The new Odyssey cabin is well appointed with high-grade materials including a soft-touch instrument panel. New driver friendly features include a 7-inch, full-color TFT display and an available 8-inch high-resolution display audio touchscreen interface (EX and above). A refreshed entertainment system now has access to 4G LTE, Wi-Fi for enhanced connectivity and streaming video or music.
New Cabin features include CabinWatch, CabinTalk and CabinControl. CabinWatch lets the driver and front passenger keep tabs on rear seat passengers via the 8-inch Display Audio screen. CabinTalk enables the driver to talk to back row passengers though the second-and third-row speakers and rear entertainment system headphones. CabinControl uses a downloadable app to enable a smart phone to control the rear entertainment system, rear cabin heat and air conditioning, and send destinations to the embedded Honda navigation system.
The innovative technology found on the new Honda Odyssey is enticing, however, parents will most likely get the most use out of new Magic Slide™ seats. This family friendly cabin seating allows a second-row seat to be easily reconfigured to allow more passenger comfort, increased cargo-hauling capacity and easy access to the third-row seating. With the ability to remove the center seat and slide the outboard seats laterally through five electable positions, the second row becomes as customizable as a latte at Starbucks.
“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.”
The Honda Odyssey is already the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for seven years running. Now with new feature upgrades and family first features, this next generation Odyssey might become our most popular model yet. If you would like to learn more about the new 2018 Honda Odyssey and its arrival near Atlanta, GA please contact us.