Honda Odyssey is a model holds a very special place for the automakers as it was the break-through model during the economic crisis in Japan in 1990. Models during those times were much smaller in dimension to the ones which are seen in today’s time. Recently there is news that 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will probably hit showrooms late 2017 or early part of 2018. Though there is still some time for the release date, it has triggered off interests of a number of fans.
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid Exterior Specifications
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid despite hosting a fresh styling might still be easily recognizable to its auto enthusiasts. Speculators have opined that this new model might continue hosting its lightning bolt creases on the side glass lower edge.
Usage of ultra-high steel, magnesium and aluminum components will be likely be seen for its body construction for curbing its weight and increasing its overall rigidity. Better aerodynamic styling which aids in cutting back on wind resistance will be seen.
Upfront the grille will come with stylish metallic accents with air vents. Its sleek headlights will integrate jewel style LED daytime running lights. Its frontal fenders will likely get robust styling and incorporate LED turn signals. The cast alloy wheels will get a flared design consisting of beveled spokes.
Back end this new Honda Odyssey Hybrid model 2018 will showcase sharp visual cues with full-width taillights being continued on the tailgate intersection. Restyling will also be seen in its rear bumper hence presenting this model with an eye-catching appeal.
Honda Odyssey Hybrid 2018 interior will come spacious just like its previous line-ups. A restyled dash and technologically enhanced control panel will sit inside the cabin. Premium leather upholstery will also be seen on the seats and steering wheels. A host of driver-oriented specs will be featured in its interior front. Those include – memory setting, paddle shifters, push-button start and power adjustable driver seat and all of them will present all the convenience looked for. Also, the cabin being LED-lit, travelers will surely experience a regal ambiance.
Though much of the details are still under curtains however some of the expected safety features include- forward collision, Honda LaneWatch, Blind Spot Monitoring, RearView Camera, Anti-Lock Breaking and Road Side Assistance will come as standard.
This new-gen model will probably come a 3.5 liter V6 mated to a 9-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox. As part of the hybrid powertrain, this gasoline engine will pair up with an electric motor, at least from what is being said amongst tipsters. Power outputs is expected to be somewhere around 260 HP and 280 lb-ft torque.
As far as its EPA ratings go, this new-gen 2018 Honda Odyssey is expected to be around 37 mpg in city, 32 in freeways and 34 mpg combined. Tipsters have also stated that chances that this new model might also have a dual-pinion EPS (Electric Power Steering).
Price and Competition
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid is expected to be priced somewhere around $37,000 give or take. As for its market competition, it is likely to face off against the likes of Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica.