Honda began their ‘Odyssey’ back in 1994, and today, after 4 successful generations, it is set to release their new model for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that will come with three rows of seats, five doors and space large enough to seat 7 passengers. Going through a facelift, the Japanese auto producers will include some new and better features such as a refreshed exterior style, lower weight and increased Fuel economy in new 2016 Honda Odyssey. In addition, there will also be a choice of engines and superior quality interiors.
2016 Honda Odyssey: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The exterior of 2016 Odyssey will go through refreshment and as an outcome will sport a stronger, bolder and an elegant look. There will be LED lights illuminating both the front and rear tail lamps. The front bumper will acquire a more modern look along with an attractive looking grille. To keep appearances, the car will attain a wider base while sacrificing slightly on the height. As a result cabin space is expected to increase and interior to receive minor styling changes. It will ride on bigger wheels than that of its predecessor and have more ground clearance than before.
Inside the vehicle, the changes are comparatively more noticeable as it comes with a number of refreshed and redesigned aspects. There are controllable passenger seats, additional space in the cargo compartment and a lively control panel. Infotainment system includes a premium grade audio system and 9 inches touch screen interface to control satellite navigation and other driver utilities. There will also be advanced connectivity options such as USB ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Safety features of 2016 Honda Odyssey are also slated to go up a notch and come packed with most coveted features of today. The radar sensory system will show other approaching vehicles and help secure the car from collisions; the light control unit will function to adjust the direction of headlights according to the steering wheel angle. This is particularly useful while making sharp turns in low light situations.
2016 Honda Odyssey: Engine and Fuel Economy
Due to an absence of any official information, we can speculate the 2016 Honda Odyssey to be powered with a 3.5 litre 4-cylinder V6 engine capable of producing hp of 250 and torque of 250 lb-ft. It will be paired with the CVT system with 5-speed transmission. All-wheel drive options are expected to be available.
Official test reports have recorded the vehicle to give a mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on highway drives. Some rumours also indicate that there is an additional engine variant in the making, and could become available in the future.
2016 Honda Odyssey: Release Date and Price
The production work is said to be complete by the mid portion of 2015. Thus, we can expect the car to roll out at the end of 2015, or in the first period of 2016. The price of 2016 Honda Odyssey has not been revealed yet, but based on the price of the current generation model, be prepared to shell out a price around $ 30 000.