Honda introduces new Odyssey for 2018

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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has introduced the new Odyssey with a refreshed exterior styling and added convenience features that aims to further satisfy customer’s needs for luxurious and comfortable mobility.

The new Odyssey brings in improved levels of refinement for both the EX-V Navi and EX variants with enhanced exterior features and interior comforts. The New Odyssey EX-V Navi variant comes with a redesigned exterior, particularly a new front grille design in dark chrome, and sportier front bumper with LED fog lights. The door handles finished in dark chrome and the smoked LED guide type tail lamps complement the updated styling of the New Odyssey EX-V Navi variant.

The new Odyssey, EX on the other hand, now adopts the sporty Aero exterior styling. This includes a new front and rear bumper design, halogen fog lights as well as a platinum front grille. Completing the new look of the new Odyssey are the redesigned 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels for both the EX and EX-V Navi variants respectively, which give the new Odyssey a more dynamic and commanding presence.

Inside, both variants of the new Odyssey retain their flexible and elegant interior. The EX-V Navi variant, with its customizable seven-seater capacity (2-2-3) layout and full leather interior now also receives additional updates such as new black wood and silver trim panels and a new large armrest with center console for added storage which can be found in first row. The familiar captain cradle seats with Ottoman and holders can be found in its second row, which allows for a more comfortable and personalized second row seating.


On the other hand, an eight-seater capacity (2-3-3) layout with soft fabric seats is also available with the EX variant, which integrates a 60:40 split bench seat that can accommodate three passengers comfortably in the second row. On the third row, both variants of the New Odyssey are equipped with magic seats that can accommodate passengers as well as additional cargo with its three-way split reclining structure, allowing the portions of the seats to be individually folded, reclined, or stowed under the floor to provide more cargo room and flexibility.

The new Odyssey has always been known for being loaded with convenience features. Both the EX-V Navi and EX variants now come in standard with a Smart Entry with Push Start System, which was previously available exclusively for the EX-V Navi. Also, a seven-inch touch screen display audio system with Bluetooth for hands-free telephone (HFT) functionality and audio streaming come in standard for both variants with the EX-V Navi having the additional Navigation, nine-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and HDMI playback capability as added features.

The new Odyssey is also equipped with a variety of class leading safety features for both variants. Features such as six airbags (dual front airbags, front driver and passenger side airbags and side curtain airbags), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, speed sensing auto door locks, and multi-view reverse camera all come in standard for both variants of the new Odyssey.

Loaded with safety features
For the EX-V variant, additional safety and convenience features were added such as multi-view camera system, blind spot information, cross traffic monitor as well as an improved Smart Parking Assist System with parking sensors, which combine to further help improve maneuverability whenever pulling out from tight spaces.

The new Odyssey still comes with the powerful yet fuel efficient Earth Dreams Technology 2.4 liter-DOHC i-VTEC engine and Earth Dreams Technology continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. This set up allows for a maximum power output of 175 PS at 6,200 rpm, and a maximum torque of 23.0 kg-m (225 Nm) at 4,000 rpm. Other notable features of the New Odyssey namely Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, and the Idle-Stop System helps encourage fuel-efficient driving.

The new Odyssey is now available at all Honda Car dealerships starting at a suggested retail price of P2.449 million for the top-of-the-line EX-V Navi variant, and P2.039 million for the EX variant. The new Odyssey will also be available in four colors: Platinum White Pearl (additional P20,000); Premium Twinkle Black Pearl (additional P20,000); Super Platinum Metallic (EX-V Navi only); and Crystal Black Pearl (EX-V Navi only).

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