Earlier last month, the refreshed Honda Odyssey 2018 was launched in Japan. Now, it’s time for our country to welcome this MPV. The new Odyssey is offered in two variants only: the EX and EX-V Navi, both of them come with considerable updates on both in- and outside.
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Let’s commence with the base model Honda Odyssey EX. Interior-wise, the variant features the Aero exterior design with a platinum front grille, halogen fog lamps and new front and rear bumpers. Both trims are decked with optional 16- and 17-inch alloys.
The Odyssey EX features the Aero exterior design
Both trims are decked with optional 16- and 17-inch alloys
Moving inside, the EX gets an 8-seat layout (2-3-3). In particular, all of the seats are covered by soft fabric. Seats at the second row can be split-folded 60/40 to create a larger amount of cargo space. As for the third row, Magic Seats are worth noticing in both two variants which can effortlessly pack stuff underneath while still giving enough room for three adults. Other in-car goodies consist of smart entry with engine start/stop button along with a 7-inch touchscreen audio display compatible with Bluetooth, USB and AM/FM.
Moving inside, the EX gets an 8-seat layout (2-3-3)
Speaking of the top-of-the-line Odyssey EX-V Navi, its visual makeover includes a new grille finished in dark chrome, smoked LED fog lamps, a sportier front bumper and door handles. The EX-V Navi, in general, looks sleeker and glossier than the entry-level EX.
The EX-V Navi, in general, looks sleeker and glossier than the entry-level EX
Unlike the EX, the higher-end variant has got a 7-seat layout (2-2-3) with all leather seats. Captain seats with ottomans are also present at the second row. Besides, it is fitted with black wood and silver trim panels as well as a big armrest with center console. Entertainment features contains a larger 9-inch rear infotainment system integrated with standard DVD, HDMI playback and notably, satellite navigation system.
The higher-end variant has got a 7-seat layout with all leather seats
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Under the hood, the Honda Odyssey 2018 packs a 2.4L 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 175 PS @ 6,200 rpm and a peak torque of 225 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, paired with a developed Earth Dreams CVT. On top of that, fuel-saving qualities like Econ mode, Eco-Coaching ambient light and Idle-Stop system are all at your fingertips.
With regard to safety aspect, passengers will be fully protected by:
- 6 airbags
- ABS with EDB
- Hill-Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Assist
- Multi-View Reverse Camera
- Speed Sensing Automatic Door Locks
Further, the EX-V Navi comes exclusively with Cross Traffic Monitoring, Blind-Spot Information and new Smart Parking Assist system with Parking Sensors.
Color palette is quite sedated with four colors:
- Super Platinum Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl (EX-V Navi only)
- Premium Twinkle Black Pearl (+ P20,000)
- Premium White Pearl (+P20,000)
The Honda Odyssey available for sale has been fully announced as follows:
|2018 Honda Odyssey EX-V Navi||P2,449,000|
|2018 Honda Odyssey EX||P2,039,000|
Know more about Honda Odyssey 2021
Honda released a fashionable Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) with a 7-seater and sliding doors. Released in 1994 for Japanese, Honda Odyssey was the fifth generation of cars that were available worldwide. The EX Navi and the EX-V trim levels are the only two variants released in the Philippines. The new Honda Odyssey is a player for minivan type cars and fuel-saving advantage technology that suits modern families well. The exterior design for the EX-V Navi features dark chrome paint; on the other hand, the EX series comes with chrome paint. Odyssey comes with the CVT transmission and DOHC i-VTEC 4 cylinder engine with 2.4-liter capacity. The engines produce 173 hp at 6,200 rpm and 226 nm at 4,000 rpm. Passengers will still be comfortable because of the additional automatic triple-zone air condition system. The second-row seats can be adjusted front and back, while the third comes with three-way split reclining seats and can be flattened for luggage purposes. Equipped with Captain Cradle Seats with Ottoman, and high-quality leather-like seats, the interior remains with a modern suite room design. The sedan-like car has performance that is outstanding for a smooth ride. With its powerful engine, you will feel like driving a minivan, and it has plenty of space that is perfect for your family trips.