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2018 Honda Odyssey Debuts


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#1 OFFLINE   rmc523

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:53 PM

http://www.autoblog....inivan-detroit/

 


Yes, it has a new design and powertrain, but if you're a new parent, the interior is what you'll care about. There's bevvy of new features. CabinWatch uses a camera to allow front passengers to monitor activity in the back with a feed displayed in the eight-inch high resolution touchscreen mounted in the dash. A CabinTalk feature lets the driver talk to passengers by booming their voice through the speakers and headphones (Sally, keep your hands to yourself!). The rear entertainment system has a 10.2-inch screen mounted in the ceiling and can stream PBS Kids, Spotify, and other feeds via the minivan's WiFi system, public internet, or your mobile provider. Honda offered a 16.2-inch split screen in the outgoing model, but claims the new one makes for a better experience. We'll wait until Duck Tales returns this year to confirm that.

Then there's the apps. There's literally one called the "How Much Farther App," which shows the progress of the road trip. Another one can be used to control the entertainment and climate systems, and it can send directions from your phone to your Odyssey's nav. It also has a playlist function that lets eight people create personalized music choices and uploads it to the audio system.

As far as hardware, Honda is dialing up Disney levels of magic inside. The old van had a "Magic Seat" in the third row, which was a fold-down seat. Now there's "Magic Slide" in the second row. When the middle seat comes out the two remaining ones slide side-to-side for easy access to the back or to give more space for the second-row passengers. No pixie dust needed.

 

More at the link above.

 

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Did they hire a GM stylist to put all those extra odd/unresolved creases in the door panels?


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:57 PM

What an odd shade of Aquafresh green to use for a new vehicle debut.

The disharmonious side surfacing is enough for me. The outgoing model was a little disjointed, but the detailing was at least purposeful.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:06 PM

Clearly Honda did not capitalize on the design progress made with the new Accord and Civic. This looks like a miss from a design perspective.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:08 PM

I'm surprised that Honda kept the disjointed belt line. That was apparently controversial on the last Odyssey.

 

The front isn't an improvement, and the mish-mash of character lines on the side isn't helping, either.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:09 PM

Sadly, it will still sell so there is no penalty for being ugly.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

Those that say "minivans are dying" are incorrect. If so, Fiat-Chrysler, Honda, Kia, and Toyota would have dropped theirs.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:25 PM

Those that say "minivans are dying" are incorrect. If so, Fiat-Chrysler, Honda, Kia, and Toyota would have dropped theirs.


Agreed, and most people who own them love them. They are efficient people movers.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

They're not dying but they're not growing, either.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:39 PM

Clearly Honda did not capitalize on the design progress made with the new Accord and Civic. This looks like a miss from a design perspective.

 

The Grill from the Civic doesn't work too well on a minivan...


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

It's kind of the same thing with a few more wrinkles and creases.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:32 PM

That's what my high school classmates said about me at the last reunion. I'm not sure it's a good thing to say about a new vehicle.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:33 PM

It's kind of the same thing with a few more wrinkles and creases.


I guess that's what aging does.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

Any further words, a hybrid, plug-in version of the Odyssey might be coming to the US ? 



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:00 AM

Sadly, it will still sell so there is no penalty for being ugly.

 

I agree, being a Honda it will sell.

 

Agreed, and most people who own them love them. They are efficient people movers.

Agree on this as well, when it was needed it our 93 AWD Aerostar  was very handy.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:23 AM

 

A CabinTalk feature lets the driver talk to passengers by booming their voice through the speakers and headphones (Sally, keep your hands to yourself!).

My coworker's Highlander has a similar feature. Sometime, I wish I had it in my Crew Cab.


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