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Honda Motor Company today announced launch of the All New 2018 Honda Odyssey for the GCC region today at an evening dinner event held at the Ritz Carlton, JBR in Dubai. With over 2.7 million units sold across 4 generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s globally. The fifth generation 2018 Odyssey brings to the GCC region a whole lot of features and worlds first technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats.
The exterior of the Odyssey has been redesigned to portray sophisticated and modern new styling that incorporates a signature flying wing front grille with Halogen Headlights (in LX and EX-L) and LED Headlights (in Touring) with Auto On-Off timer making it energy efficient. The Odyssey’s signature lightning bolt beltline makes it look elegant and the design cleverly hides the sliding door tracks in the lower side of the rear door.
A wrap around side and rear glass portrays a floating roof structure, which adds elegance to the design. Rear Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars (standard in all grades) enhances its sporty and dynamic profile.
A distinct feature of the Honda Odyssey in the EX-L and Touring grade is the Height Adjustable Power Tailgate feature, which makes it easy to customize for drivers of all heights and protects the tailgate from damage in areas with lower ceiling heights. In addition, the Touring Grade has the Hands-Free Assist feature, which allows you to open and close the tailgate with a simple kick action under the rear bumper when your hands are full.
The Odyssey comfortable and versatile when it comes to interior styling and cabin environment with different convenience features and state of the art technologies. The Odyssey can easily accommodate up to 8 passengers and a multitude of cargo in different shapes and sizes.
With the centre seat removed, the Magic Slide 2nd–Row seats can move to the centre and forward allowing for convenient access to the 3rd row.
The 2nd Row magic slide seats can be customized into four different positions
The third row features a 60/40 Split Magic Seat configuration that folds down into the large recess in the cargo floor by pulling a single strap on each side creating a flat-floor cargo area.
The Odyssey boasts of a new and soft touch instrument panel, which includes a full color and an interactive 8-inch Display Audio Touch Screen, Stop Start button, Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold function, ventilated seats and a new push button gear selector. In addition, a new 7-inch Digital Driver Information Interface with direct sight to the driver ensures that relevant information such as phonebook, fuel consumption; remaining distance, select app control, turn by turn direction when using the navigation and even Honda SensingTM (touring grade only) are accessible and easy to read.
Cruise Control, Illuminated Vanity Mirrors (Dr and Asst), Map Lights, Ambient Console Lighting, Rear Window Defroster, Conversation mirror with Sunglass Holder, Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment, Front Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment, Ventilated Front Seats and Power Windows are standard in all grades. Active Noise Cancelling System, Acoustic windshield and thicker door glass, makes the Odyssey the quietest in its class.
The All New Honda Odyssey is a technologically advanced vehicle, which offers the latest features in technology and connectivity. Some of the features on the Touring grade include:
The All New Honda Odyssey is equipped with some of the best specs for Active and Passive Safety.
It is equipped with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE TM) Body Structure, which is a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The body structure consists of 59% High Strength Steel and is 34KG lighter than the outgoing model. This improves body stiffness and rigidity by 44%, providing excellent dynamic capabilities
The Odyssey is equipped with Multilink Rear Suspension, and a low center of gravity chassis, with revised damper and steering geometry settings. Therefore, the Odyssey is excellent for the normal school runs and even better on those long journeys fully loaded at the weekend.
With Dual Pinion Steering, and Variable Gear Ratio, the Odyssey is easy to park, whilst providing excellent steering feedback on highways
The Odyssey is equipped with Dual Stage Multiple Threshold Front Airbags, Front Side Airbags, Three Row Side Curtain Airbags, Drivers and Front Passengers Knee Airbags to ensure maximum safety.
Other Honda active-safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control Systems (TCS), Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD), Agile Handling Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Powering the 2018 Odyssey is a 3.5-liter direct injected i-VTEC® 24-valve SOHC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™). This engine is mated to an all-new front wheel drive 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters producing [email protected] and a torque of [email protected]
The 10 AT provides exceptional advantage over traditional 6 or 8 speed by having shorter gear ratios for improved acceleration response and lower cruising RPM(1560 rpm at 112 km/h compared with 1960rpm for 6 AT) to improve fuel economy. The paddle shifters allow you to downshift 2 gears at once, and in the kick down scenario the Odyssey can shift down by 4 gears for a more powerful acceleration
The Touring Grade of the All New Honda Odyssey is equipped with the Honda SensingTM suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving. It includes:
The All New Honda Odyssey comes in the below exterior and interior colors for all the grades:
For more information, please visit www.honda-mideast.com